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  • Bungie apologises again after another bad week for Destiny 2

  • Les 19/01/2018

    @Daum

    I enjoy The Division because there is something cool about seeing the city you love rendered so nicely in a video game. But it's a 'realistic', slower paced tactical shooter where one of the biggest challenges is fighting the controls and camera when the AI rushes you... Other than that it can be a time sink I never understood why it was labeled a Destiny killer.

    I think a lot of the frustration of Destiny fans is stemming from the fact that with Destiny Bungie had created something pretty damn good (warts and all) at the end of Y3 and then they throw it all away for what's basically a traditional FPS campaign. So now there isn't anything quite like it anymore.
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  • Les 19/01/2018

    Shame as the core gameplay is great its just the business bullshit that fucks it all up.
    I disagree. While the Eververse stuff has become more annoying, it is still easily ignored. The thing that Destiny 2 does really well is the shooting. But that's it. All the other systems are broken: Weapons and armor are uninteresting, no variety anymore in character builds nor sub-classes, the two-primary system sucks, etc., etc. Activision may not help, but the big screw-ups seem to be Bungie's and they are pure gameplay related.
    Reply +5
  • No Man's Sky's Waking Titan ARG is back, and fans are trying to figure it all out again

  • Les 19/01/2018

    Beautiful game and a lot of fun with the kids. Looking forward to what they enhance next. Reply +4
  • Nintendo Labo costs at least £60 in the UK

  • Les 18/01/2018

    Not cheap but then Nintendo never really is and it doesn't seem to hurt them much.

    I do hope that in the future they will offer reasonably priced cardboard-only expansion packs.
    Reply +3
  • Switch's eccentric new hardware is a link to Nintendo's past in the most exciting way

  • Les 18/01/2018

    There are elements of that same philosophy to be found in the Switch, and I'm fairly sure the success of the machine can be in part be attributed to how Nintendo's forged its own path - and, unlike with the Wii U, forged one which a large number of players are more than happy to follow them down.
    I wouldn't be surprised if many of the Switch owners really enjoy 'mobile gaming' on the couch in their home. Something that the Wii U offered as well but players at the time didn't realize they wanted. (And the message was obscured by the other gameplay uses of the Wii U's controller.) The Switch is the next logical step in the path that started with the Wii U.
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a bizarre new interactive cardboard toy line

  • Les 18/01/2018

    @Cyber6

    I'd say innovation itself is mostly good. The outcomes of innovation can be good or bad. But even the bad outcomes are useful and move us forward.
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  • Les 18/01/2018

    @mega-gazz

    Perhaps Sony, and to a lesser extent MS, are not just focused on graphics but it has been their main focus.

    While it's an accomplishment to make VR affordable I don't see the anti-social technology ever really break through. I expect AR to do much better. And perhaps MS and Sony are working on cool ideas in that space but until we see them it's just speculation. I think it's hard to argue that with regards to actually delivering innovation to the market, Nintendo is the leading console manufacturer.
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  • Les 18/01/2018

    Cool. Nintendo makes it harder and harder to stick to my intent to not jump onto the Switch bandwagon until the first hardware revision. Reply +1
  • New UK studio from makers of Driveclub, MotorStorm

  • Les 16/01/2018

    Cool. Looking forward to what they come up with. MotorStorm is still one of my favorite arcade racers.

    And I'm not surprised about VR game development being "commercially challenging". It's an antisocial technology that, like 3D glasses before it, was never going to appeal to the masses of us social animals.
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  • Bungie pledges huge lists of Destiny 2 improvements, will rein in Eververse

  • Les 13/01/2018

    @Travis56

    That's a little dramatic. I got way more than my money's worth out of the Destiny Collection. And even Destiny 2 provided decent value if you just played it for the campaign.

    In the end it's just video games, not important enough to get upset about in my opinion. It's more disappointment and disbelief that they were able to make D2 so much worse as an MMO-light shooter than the original.

    But they were and now I have plenty of time to play the many, many games in my backlog.
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  • Les 12/01/2018

    @mechajin

    I agree. The Eververse move was stupid, don't get me wrong, but not nearly as stupid as pretty much every other change they made to the core mechanics of the game.

    While the customer isn't always right, with D2 Bungie proved that they certainly don't know better. Pretty much every major change they made (4 player PVP, new load-out system, simplifying class, weapon and armor perks, granting tokens instead of direct loot drops) was contrary to what Destiny players were asking for in terms of improvements. And each of these changes ended up making the game worse.
    Reply +1
  • Les 12/01/2018

    @Rathbone & @jonathontattersall

    The Division is a fun game but it never hooked me. Though it's a completely different style of play it actually reminds me of Destiny 2 in that the loot was uninteresting: All similar guns with minor stat differences.

    Did the recent patch/update change that?
    Reply +1
  • Les 12/01/2018

    @Killerbee

    I do still have that nagging feeling that Bungie still havenít managed to tie together the three main ingredients of the game: Rewards (loot), Content and Progression.
    I agree though I'd say rewards and progression are the biggest problem. I was late to Destiny but once I got the collection it was pretty much the only thing I played for 5 months. D2 I was done with in about 3 weeks. But I haven't played the majority of adventures. And I haven't started the DLC though I pre-ordered the deluxe version as I loved Destiny so much. Because the loot isn't interesting, the character build system was lobotomized and the progression system is broken it isn't fun to play much anymore, even if there was more diverse content.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

  • Les 11/01/2018

    @mega-gazz

    I don't have a Switch yet but I am one of the few people who got a Wii U, basically the Switch proto-type. To me there is a lot of value in being able to play games at home without claiming the TV set. I'll sit on the couch playing my game while my wife or the kids watch a show. Most of my 3DS play time has been spent at home too.

    So there are more benefits to portability than just taking the thing outside.
    Reply +7
  • Les 11/01/2018

    @opeth13

    Do you use anything besides the DSfix to get it to play at 1080p 60?
    Reply -1
  • Les 11/01/2018

    @jinglejangle

    I got the Asian version through play-asia.com. Unlike the Japanese version it had English language support. It was so great. But then life happened and I never got around to finishing it.
    Reply +3
  • Les 11/01/2018

    @KingK76

    Yes, I was aware but I hardly play on the PC as it requires booting into Windows, which I'm not a fan of (I have a dual-boot Mac). Given that it runs so poorly, even though my dual graphics cards should easily be up to the job, I never took the additional effort. Perhaps I should try it.
    Reply -4
  • Les 11/01/2018

    @Malek86

    Thanks! Choices, choices... I wanted to hold off on Switch till the first hardware refresh. If it gets a budget price I may get it on PS4. Or just wait a little longer to finally really play the game. After all, I still haven't finished Demon's Souls.
    Reply -2
  • Les 11/01/2018

    This might just be the game that makes me get a Switch. I have it on PC but I find it almost unplayable there, even with the fix. Part of it is the 360 controller whose triggers just aren't a good fit for a game of this type.

    Anyone recall how it ran on PS3? I still have one of those around. Just such a shame they don't sell it on the PlayStation store.
    Reply -3
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms announced, taking series to ancient China

  • Les 11/01/2018

    @Rogueywon

    In reality the common folk generally are the big losers in armed conflict, whether in the east or west. It's the almost glorification of the indiscriminate killing that I just found difficult to stomach in a story about heroes. Though more realistic it just made it hard for me to really root for them.
    Reply +1
  • Les 10/01/2018

    @Merefield

    The Water Margin = Outlaws of the Marsh right, which inspired the Suikoden series?

    I read through most of it but at some point got tired of the 'heroes' massacring the common folk during pretty much every battle they got involved in.
    Reply +1
  • Les 10/01/2018

    I love these games even though I don't really have the time to play them anymore. Interesting setting but I probably would prefer it to be more historically accurate rather than with a focus on heroes. Reply +2
  • Darkest Dungeon is bringing turn-based misery to Switch later this month

  • Les 10/01/2018

    I only played it briefly and love the setting, art style and most of the mechanics. What I like less is the significant role of the luck factor. I prefer to succeed or fail on (lack of) merit. Reply -1
  • Microsoft planning Xbox career system with avatar loot crate rewards - report

  • Les 10/01/2018

    Just what we need, more loot boxes... Reply +3
  • New PUBG crates let you dress up like a Biker or Desperado

  • Les 09/01/2018

    Itís sad to see the proliferation of loot boxes. I am so glad that I donít give a shit about cosmetic stuff. Reply +2
  • Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace

  • Les 08/01/2018

    Playing the demo back in the day I hated the open world structure. A year or two, three ago I got a humble bundle that had it included and decided to give it another chance. Still hated the open world, such a waste of time. Just give me a nice, efficient menu.

    I loved whichever PS2 version introduced the crash mode where you had to generate as much damage as possible. That was tremendous fun in local multiplayer.
    Reply +2
  • Redout on Xbox One X falls short of the PS4 Pro experience

  • Les 07/01/2018

    @trobby

    My understanding is that it's a pretty well-balanced system. The CPU is current gen and therefore the X will be as useless as the Pro when the next gen roles around in a year or two. But it's up to its intended goal: running games at higher resolutions than the Pro.

    It is a pretty stupid goal given MS's position in the market as true 4K is not high on the list of priorities for the average gamer. As evidenced by the strong sales of Switch and the base PS4.
    Reply +3
  • Les 06/01/2018

    @kabalzerO

    One paragraph in a summary list of XboneX upgrades would suffice. All these click-bait, spun out articles are unnecessary.
    Reply -1
  • Les 06/01/2018

    These articles are so stupid.

    The power differential between PS4 Pro and XboneX is vast so the former only wins if the developers do a shit job. At the same time, who the fuck cares. Faux 4K vs. true 4K is pretty much irrelevant on a console where people tend to not sit on top of their monitors while playing.
    Reply -2
  • Monster Hunter World gets a final PS4 beta

  • Les 07/01/2018

    @Crepe_Suzette

    I experienced the camera as quite erratic, regularly losing the lock-on and disorienting me. And then trying to put the lock back on didn't always work immediately. The more complex environments with slopes may have something to do with that.

    Perhaps it's something that they will be able to polish away in the release version, it is still a beta of course.
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  • Les 06/01/2018

    @irononreverse I agree with the scout flies and switching to the fake language makes the voice acting a bit more bearable. Hopefully the spawn points will be limited in the full version. Though I will not be picking it up until it gets significantly discounted in a sale.

    The button layout is very similar to the 3DS but the perhaps it's all the lag being introduced by playing it through a controller that makes it feel completely off. Also, I love the PS4 controller but for MH it feels like I'm pressing buttons on a sponge compared to playing on the 3DS. And the camera lock just doesn't work very well while I rarely ever have issues keeping track of a monster in MHGen on my N3DS.
    Reply -1
  • Les 06/01/2018

    I was looking forward to this tremendously as MH is one of my favorite game series. Iíve clocked hundreds of hours in the 3DS variants.

    The beta turned me off. The scout flies mechanic is annoying and stupid. Running after monsters across an open world environment is absolutely no fun. The camera system is horrendous compared to 3DS (as are the controls in general). The interactions with other monsters make victories feel unearned (I was seriously messing up the hard beta mission when all of a sudden a Rathian swoops in and pretty much kills my target.) Voice acting is horrible, etc., etc.

    Thereís probably a reason for the seriesí popularity on handheld systems and it just doesnít translate well to the big screen in my humble opinion.
    Reply -3
  • Destiny 2 gets first downtime of the year today

  • Les 06/01/2018

    @villagehymn

    D2 scored better with the critics than Destiny because it had a campaign. And to be fair D2 is a pretty good shooter. Unfortunately for us Destiny fans it is a terrible Destiny game.
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  • Les 06/01/2018

    @witchdrash

    Destiny 2 was made for people who hate Destiny. Don't know what Bungie was thinking but I fear they damaged the franchise beyond repair. The community has moved on to greener pastures.
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  • Les 06/01/2018

    I just don't understand how Destiny 2 could ever have happened.

    Destiny had its problems in development and at release it had a crap, poorly produced story, the critics didn't really like it, and there was way too little content. But over the course of the game's three year life span it improved tremendously and ultimately had a large player base and a very vibrant and engaged community.

    Then along comes Destiny 2. It has a crap, very well produced story and the critics like it more than the first game. It again has way too little content. Which is especially galling to players who came from the huge first game. On top of that, pretty much everything that the players loved about the first game got worse, not better: dumbed down class system, dumbed down perks system, dumbed down weapons system, dumbed down slow, boring multiplayer, etc., etc.

    So now we have a game that the original's player base doesn't care for. And it didn't bring in a massive amount of new players. The community has evaporated and what used to be a big franchise on Twitch doesn't even make it to the top games lists anymore. The future of the franchise is not bright. And Bungie has no-one but itself to blame.
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  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017

  • Les 01/01/2018

    Makes a bit more sense... ;)

    Didn't expect Assassin's Creed Origins in the top 10 but I'm glad to see the series return to form.

    Edit: Didn't vote myself this time as I didn't play too many 2017 games. It's been pretty much only PES 2018 (there's only ever been one football game) and Destiny 2. I played the opening of Nioh after picking it up during a sale and that looks very promising. Not as cool as Bloodborne but close and with a much better camera.
    Reply +3
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

  • Les 30/12/2017

    Go figure, an open world game on number 1...

    I can definitely wait to get a Switch as I have been doing so successfully thus far. But I am looking forward to playing all those awesome games at some point. But in the past year I managed to further extend my games backlog by buying a lot in sales and hardly finishing any... So I'll try and resist and wait till at least the first hardware revision before jumping on the Switch bandwagon.
    Reply +2
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

  • Les 30/12/2017

    @man.the.king

    Itís all about the page views. Getting commenters riled up helps with that.

    Anyone can troll. Some countries even elect trolls to the office of president.
    Reply +3
  • Les 29/12/2017

    EG is just trolling a bit. Donít get why people get so worked up. Reply +2
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

  • Les 28/12/2017

    But I'm also glad that there are some games in here that I've never heard of. At least it's informative in that way. Reply +2
  • Les 28/12/2017

    Controversy is good for page views... Reply +2
  • Stardew Valley creator reveals new story and feature additions for 2018

  • Les 22/12/2017

    @Der_tolle_Emil

    Ah, thanks for clarifying. That must be it then. Together with the barrage of letters it seemed as a lot of time had passed. Kind of like visiting your Animal Crossing town again after a few weeks away.

    I may give it another shot at some point. The kids love it, especially the cat. ;)
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  • Les 21/12/2017

    @Der_tolle_Emil

    I recently loaded my save on Mac after not having played the game for a few weeks and to my surprise the season had changed from spring to summer, I had a pretty full mailbox and all my crops had died. The surprise was not a pleasant one.
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  • Les 21/12/2017

    Charming game but, like animal crossing, it doesn't fit with how I play games which is on and off. It's dispiriting to come back to your save after a few weeks and see your crops dead and the farm overgrown with weeds. Reply -1
  • App Store now forces games with loot boxes to disclose item odds

  • Les 21/12/2017

    Great, letís hope other online stores follow the lead. And while we still have physical retail it might be a good idea to make it part of label requirements as well. Reply +3
  • There's a second Monster Hunter World PS4 beta this week

  • Les 20/12/2017

    I love these games, having sunk many hours into 3U, 4U, Generations. The beta however didnít really do it for me.

    It obviously is way more pretty than the 3DS version but something is lost in the transition to a larger screen. Also, I love the PS4 controller but it feels very spongey with this game compared to the snappy 3DS controls.

    As for the game itself:
    - By the 2nd mission I was already hating the tracking flies mechanics
    - Chasing monsters in an open environment is even less fun than in the old games
    - The game felt way too easy, at least in the first two missions which were all I got to play. These were low level quests which makes sense for a beta but normally even these pose more of a challenge
    - Damage numbers were not even annoying

    All in all Iím less excited for this game then I was before the beta.
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  • Today, Bungie will make Destiny 2's brilliantly overpowered Prometheus Lens "way too weak" instead

  • Les 12/12/2017

    I didnít get Destiny till end of 2016 and I didnít follow the original gameís release controversy much. What I got to play last December was a great game and it had me hooked for months. I hardly touched any other game. Not even Titanfall 2 could pull me away from it.

    And then Destiny 2 arrived. It started out nicely but then it petered out in a matter of weeks. As a primarily solo player the rewards received for pretty much any activity were useless once Iíd hit 265 power. And I personally donít like the slower paced, Ďrandomí Crucible either so there has been nothing to really pull me back in since.
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  • How today's games could look and run better on future consoles

  • Les 11/12/2017

    Another infomercial? They should rebrand this section "Digital Foundry presented by Microsoft"... Reply -4
  • Patapon 2 Remastered out on PS4 in 2018

  • Les 11/12/2017

    The first game was great. Never experienced the second one so am glad I'll have another chance.

    Chaka Chaka Pata Pon!
    Reply +4
  • Jak 2, 3 and Combat X Racing launch for PS4 next week

  • Les 02/12/2017

    I quite enjoyed Jak 1 and 2 back in the day. I don't know if I ever played 3. Reply 0