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  • Return to Skyrim

  • Lalaland 18/04/2014

    Skyrim is a 'hit things' simulator, I wish I was playing the game Tony describes but for me the TES magic wore off even faster w/Skyrim than aother TES before it. Factions that are stupid, NPCs that are so boring I cannot remember any of them despite having ploughed 90+ hours into Skyrim. It was a good game but not the one I'm reading about here Reply +9
  • Footage leaks of canned Star Wars game starring Darth Maul

  • Lalaland 09/04/2014

    It's clear that the best thing that could ever happen to the Star Wars franchise is the removal of George Lucas from the loop. Between this nonsense and his constant chopping and changing on 1313 it's obvious he is the reason we haven't seen much in the last few years Reply +2
  • Free to Play film review

  • Lalaland 04/04/2014

    Great review and highlights a real issue I have with a lot of the current 'documentary' projects in gaming at the moment, that they all come off like those awful 'Behind The Scenes' extras on DVDs that are clearly promo filler. That's not to chastise the creators, often they are genuinely excited by their topic, but rather that good documentary requires distance and a querying mindset. Ken Burns level this stuff is not. Reply +5
  • This €2000 version of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure includes a Swarovski figurine

  • Lalaland 26/03/2014

    This looks like those hideous figurines my relatives used to collect in the 80s, would not pay 2000 cents for this let alone euros Reply 0
  • Kojima: The Phantom Pain "over 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes"

  • Lalaland 05/03/2014

    Sub-Editor is killing it today! Reply 0
  • Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

  • Lalaland 24/02/2014

    Wow good move in a business sense but awful in a PR sense. Why make XB1 early adopters feel like chumps? Throw them a bone in the form of X months free Live Gold or something MS. Reply +3
  • Watch Nvidia's new mobile chip run Unreal Engine 4

  • Lalaland 06/01/2014

    Gosh you mean you've matched the enormous clout of the Geforce 7800 and AMD x1900 XTX? Be still my beating heart especially when those consoles targeted 720p that level of power on my 1080p+ tablet will be just spectacular. /s

    It's just a shame those A15 cpu cores are so damn weak compared to PPC and that will continue to be true even when the 'Maxwell' variant with A5x 64bit cores comes out. Nvidia really are still in the slimey 90s era of disingenuous advertising aren't they?
    Reply +5
  • Third EA-owned company loses its leaders this month

  • Lalaland 06/01/2014

    In other news Ursa Arctos Arctos defecates in the woods and the Pope is a Catholic.

    EA can't help but alienate people who like to take risks and enjoy creative control, it just seems that selling to EA and the doing a few years penance before leaving with your cash is the done thing. Only the cash generating monsters of DiCE can avoid this fate it seems
    Reply +3
  • Games of 2013: The Stanley Parable

  • Lalaland 26/12/2013

    I do like, I've been quite enjoying this series of 'Games of ...' articles as they've allowed authors to experiment when writing about games rather than the rote 'I did X and it was fab'. This article and Simon Larkin's on GTA V are exemplars of the format, top job. Reply +5
  • Unauthorised Ghosts 'n Goblins Kickstarter shut down

  • Lalaland 12/12/2013

    Dumb as a bag of rocks these folks, least surprising news in history. You can't expect to piggy back off of the popularity of one IP to launch another. Even the most blatant rip offs in cinema or books avoid saying 'Like Movie X but w/different names' on the cover.

    If your game was going to be good enough to be a spiritual reboot you shouldn't have needed to trade off the name recognition of the original.
    Reply +24
  • Fighter Within review

  • Lalaland 29/11/2013

    Excellent! Ellie Gibson on top form again, why do you volunteer for these Kinect things Ellie? You know they'll only make you mad but boy am I glad you do! Reply +8
  • Battlefield 4 to offer double XP for a week

  • Lalaland 25/11/2013

    EA Next Gen launch Guide:
    1) Commission game
    2) Receive project time lines 18 months to develop, 6 months to test
    2a) Cut levels to reduce development to 12 months + 6 months for post launch DLC
    2b) Testing??!? What the hell are the lazy players for if not bug testing, cut that!
    3) Release game = profit!!
    4) Release 'contrite' apology and promise $0 of value as 'compensation' = profit!!!

    Seriously this is getting beyond a joke with EA they just don't give a flying one, most of the issues at launch were in the beta and the 'beta' was too feature incomplete to test anything worthwhile (no 64 player Conquest i.e. the most technically challenging element!?!).

    At the next EA/DiCE event please ask them 'Why should I buy this at launch given the appalling track record of EA/DICE for releasing incomplete games?'
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  • PS4 launch title Resogun free for Plus subscribers

  • Lalaland 13/11/2013

    Oh dear, Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V fail, ye forgot the entering PSN stuff :D Reply +11
  • Xbox One Resolutiongate: Call of Duty: Ghosts dev Infinity Ward responds

  • Lalaland 04/11/2013

    ...So, for instance, voice chat is often supported by the hardware manufacturer rather than the software, and you're just using their channel. When that stuff is changing - because they're developing it on their side - and the resources they're using are changing...
    hmmmm smells like @famousmortimer may have been onto something with his leak around how PartyChat is working on XB1 (SDK feature rather than O/S implementation as in X360). Other than that it reads as I though tthe situation was in the first place, is launch title, will improve, yada, yada. Whether they can ever get to 1080p and have feature parity with PS4 though is a question for another time and another title
    Reply +19
  • Xbox One Resolutiongate: the 720p fallout

  • Lalaland 01/11/2013

    @ChromeMud A Haswell based console for $499?? You sir are a fine comedian. Intel also have no incentive to work with anyone when they dominate their own market with fat margins. Conversely AMd are aching for design wins and need revenue badly enough to accept thin margins

    AMD stuff does indeed have a weaker FPU than Intel but they are leading the way with their vision of hyperthreading (separate ALU per core w/ a shared FPU).


    I agree AMD drivers have been a true horror show in the past but for the past 2-3 years they've been fine. Most of the delays have been down to the ongoing moneyhatting by both AMD & Nvidia of PC developers. It's not true moneyhatting where its 'take my $$ and do no work on their stuff' rather it's a case of 'have free developers to help out with my stuff'. Given that both consoles now have an AMD core I would expect nvidia to start hurting on the support side over the next few years
    Reply +2
  • Games of the Generation: Fallout 3

  • Lalaland 24/10/2013

    I could not stand Fallout 3 everything from the way the weapons handled to the implementation of VATs just drove me around the bend. In particular the nonsensical plot just made me want to scream. I've tried playing this at least half a dozen times and have never gotten beyond the opening 7 hours or so Reply +4
  • Top Five Emotions in Beyond: Two Souls

  • Lalaland 21/10/2013

    "I'll give you PPI" 10/10 Game Video Of The Year

    PS God help us but the 'I hate those Y chromosones' brigade is out in full force
    Reply +1
  • Rockstar: lost GTA Online characters are gone forever

  • Lalaland 19/10/2013

    Fixed my ass, spent two hours trying to complete the tutorial and join my mates, finished the first part alright could not get invites at all. Quit from the 'Online' menu to rejoin only to find I'd been reset pissing away the prior 90 minutes F*** Off Rockstar just let me play with my mates F*** your story online 'story' Reply 0
  • The return of the Eurogamer.net Podcast

  • Lalaland 15/10/2013

    Yay Podcast!
    Boo dat Hiss!!!
    Seriously did someone pawn the old mics? It sounds like you recorded this in the Temple of Snakes from Indiana Jones

    Edit: Too harsh comment really but Squarewings in the forum had some useful feedback
    Reply +1
  • UK to get fully-functioning Xbox One voice controls at launch

  • Lalaland 30/08/2013

    @shadow651 I was going for the NI is part of UK angle but it seems most companies forget that so you're probably as stuffed as I am! :D Reply 0
  • Lalaland 30/08/2013

    No mention of whether English (Ireland) is supported? Or are they doing that irritating thing of UK = UK&I? Given we have distinct accents every 20 miles or so it seems I hope they've done their homework. (Note northern Irish accents are quite distinct from southern Irish ones so that won't cover the whole island) Reply +3
  • Live: Sony Gamescom Conference

  • Lalaland 20/08/2013

    Seriously is the Director on work experience? Reply 0
  • Minecraft Xbox 360 saves won't transfer to Xbox One Edition, Microsoft says

  • Lalaland 14/06/2013

    Honestly given it doesn't run the same s/w as 360 I had assumed this already Reply +24
  • Sony's E3 victory was a PR stunt, but PlayStation 4 is still the one to watch

  • Lalaland 13/06/2013

    Microsoft's tactic of running games off a Virtual Machine within Xbox One suggests it could deploy a new, more powerful Xbox One whenever it feels like without making any changes that would break compatibility with existing games
    VMs != Forward Compatibility

    Sorry Tom but the vision of a new system (XB2?) magically working with all of the XB1 titles because of x86 + VMs is simply not happening. Developers have much lower access APIs than those used in commercial VM infrastructre solutions such as VMWare/Xen/HyperV that do offer this. Devs will be using all sorts of design tricks that are unique to both the hardware in XB1 and to it's memory layout and bandwidth set up making forward compatibility just as complicated as it is now.

    Of course VM + x86 make this easier but the exotic memory set up of the XB1 would make compatibility a significant challenge for any future XBox hardware
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  • Live: Electronic Arts E3 2013 Conference

  • Lalaland 10/06/2013

    @SEVQA It's 'bounceTek' totally different thing... Reply 0
  • Lalaland 10/06/2013

    Hmmm Comments are working but not the liveblog is not? Perhaps the EG team should just post in here... Reply 0
  • Lalaland 10/06/2013

    @Heironymous Seriously the bland regurgitation on other sites is a sad sight to behold. Eliie is God for punctuating this BS with her non-sequitors and snark Reply 0
  • Unravelling the mystery of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

  • Lalaland 02/04/2013

    I want a game that so embraces that ridiculous 80s neon infused aesthetic, I want to be in Miami Vice ! Hell GTA: Vice City is still my favourite for precisely this reason (also awesome soundtrack is awesome) Reply +4
  • PlayStation 4 Press Conference Live Report

  • Lalaland 21/02/2013

    A game where you fight the DUP? The Falls Road just got an Official Game Reply 0
  • Lalaland 21/02/2013

    The DUP is in control of the situation? Belfast would disagree.... Reply 0
  • Lalaland 21/02/2013

    this guy knows how to pitch a game Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Oh God they gave Polyphony Digital a blank canvas, GT6 is a 2018 title then Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    @Ellie keep it up best posts on here Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    PS Cast is working ok for from playstation.ie Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Uh Oh the Pitchford is talking. I no longer trust this product, it's made from 2xPS3 and gaffer tape Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    @Bobrek No my quota of marketing speak is yet to be filled ;D Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    @Ryze There's no way for that footage to get from your console to anywhere else outside your LAN without using your upload bandwidth. If it's metered be very wary Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Ahh Vita just got a USP Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    100Mb/s is good for a smooth HD video stream from NY but the EG news feed from Brighton hitches every 5 mins???? Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Dave Perry from LISBURN what happened to your accent man? Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Boo you got Facebook in my Playstation! I hate social networking please let this be opt-in or opt-out Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Gah stop burying the lead, GIVE ME PS4!!! Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Jeebus some deep bass on this stream Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    Very 'GT Menu' this music... Reply 0
  • Lalaland 20/02/2013

    @Bulbatron same here I think it's just a place holder to let them load balance Reply 0
  • Angry grandfather walks out of HMV with three games after staff refuse to accept gift voucher

  • Lalaland 16/01/2013

    @KanePaws I never thought I'd laugh at anything to do with Les Mis, you have proved me wrong Sir Reply +3
  • Lalaland 16/01/2013

    @Eoin They are in receivership now and the law will back them because the T's&C's on vouchers suck the proverbials. It's morally awful and they took this step before HMV Ireland had applied for, let alone gotten, court protection. Deloitte Ireland is handling it but the application only went in around 4pm today.

    HMV Ireland have simply highlighted that when you buy vouchers you're entirely reliant on the goodwill of the company you bought them from to get their value.

    I sympathise with the staff, I've done my time in call centers defending the indefensible from irate people and really there's just no avoiding that ire. Good luck to anyone working there over the next while.
    Reply +3
  • Lalaland 16/01/2013

    Aaaand now they're in receivership (aka liquidation in UK terms) well it seems that not accepting vouchers is HMV Ireland's way of saying 'we're just about to go broke'. Reply +4
  • Lalaland 16/01/2013

    @darkmorgado Well that's kind of my point, that HMV Ireland is not in a legally protected court process that just allows it to say 'pbbbttfffhhh' to it's contracts. We don't have 'administration' here in Ireland, as OreillyMJ has pointed out above, we have examinership. HMV Ireland is not in examinership and thus still owes all the monies it owes. This is a pure stroke by the Irish HMV operation, as Deloitte UK have not been appointed to the Irish operation this is HMV taking the piss. Reply +8
  • Lalaland 16/01/2013

    @darkmorgado There's no such thing as 'just for tax purposes' they have a balance sheet here and they book all sales and expenses related to the Irish business here on those books. I've no doubt they're hurting too but they are not insolvent here or they'd be defrauding their creditors by failing to declare that. When Game went bust they closed down their Irish stores at the same time as the UK ones and appointed an administrator to the Irish stores. HMV have not done this suggesting that the Irish entity is not yet insolvent and is simply abusing the difficulties of the UK parent group to dump a load of liabilities (credit notes & vouchers) when they can. Reply +12