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  • Zelda directors reveal their favourite foods, locations and characters

  • LudusSolers 28/03/2017

    @Arkona thank you - I'll give that a try as soon as I get a chance to play again!! Reply 0
  • LudusSolers 28/03/2017

    Work, starting a new business, buying a new house and all the other adulting stuff has meant that I've only put 20 hours into BotW - just reaching my first Divine Beast, Vah Ruto. What I've seen so far though has been amazing, and there's so much to see and do - I spent half an hour the other day trying out different recipes! It will take me months to complete and I already have the same sense of immersion and excitement I had when I played Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker. I also suspect that like those titles, I'll drag out playing BotW when I'm getting close to the endgame, as I won't want this to finish (although I'm intrigued by the future expansion pack). Short of Mario Kart / Odyssey and / Splatoon 2 being absolutely perfect, I don't think I'll enjoy playing anything else as much as Zelda this year.

    EDIT: spelling...
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  • 20 years on, Bushido Blade remains a fighting game masterpiece

  • LudusSolers 19/03/2017

    @fushimi Also a fan of Fighter's Destiny, and agree with you that the points system should have been further expanded on than it was in the sequel!! Loved Bushido Blade; the tactical approach was a breath of fresh air compared to pretty much any other fighting game bar Virtua Fighter. Might see if I can track down a copy for old times sake. Reply +1
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reportedly due out 2017

  • LudusSolers 29/11/2016

    If MvC4 is true, the lack of X-Men isn't a huge surprise given that Marvel themselves seem to be phasing them out of their comic line in favour of InHumans... 😔 Reply 0
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • LudusSolers 20/10/2016

    Wow. I'm sold - roll on March 2017. Reply +3
  • Watch: Games nearly ruined by one terrible level

  • LudusSolers 05/09/2016

    How has nobody mentioned the Natalya escort mission in Goldeneye? Teeth grindingly frustrating. Reply +1
  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • LudusSolers 26/07/2016

    @Helmic Android would never be seen as a viable OS choice due to the piracy prevalent on the platform.

    Nintendo will have their hands full with managing piracy on R4-type devices if the rumours of carts are true, before even considering securing against Android vulnerabilities.
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  • LudusSolers 26/07/2016

    Curious to see exactly what this build looks like and how it'll work. Nintendo will undoubtedly cut costs by having a single platform to develop for instead of splitting dev team resources between console and handheld, with a possible added benefit of seeing more - first party, at least - titles available for the "home" console than was previously achievable with Wii / Wii U. Speaking of which, the long-requested console version of Pokémon may finally be realised too.

    Interesting times ahead...
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  • Lionhead: The inside story

  • LudusSolers 13/05/2016

    @wyp100 An absolutely outstanding and utterly engrossing piece of journalism and good enough to be fleshed out into a book I would instantly buy. Although the subject matter is ultimately a tragic story, I'd love to see more articles like this on Eurogamer. Thank you guys, and all the best to those formerly of Lionhead. Reply 0
  • EA Sports UFC 2 review

  • LudusSolers 23/03/2016

    @riceNpea Well the puns in the comments are great, even if the overall review outcome is a little disappointing.

    I guess every cloud has a Silva lining...
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  • Satoru Iwata remembered at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards

  • LudusSolers 17/03/2016

    Even after so much time has passed, it's still saddens me to think of his loss. I think the world is a poorer place without his creativity, enthusiasm and vision for what videogames could be. RIP Mr Iwata. Reply +13
  • EA Sports UFC 2 sets March release date

  • LudusSolers 06/01/2016

    If it isn't Tim Sylvia, I'm going to be disappointed. Reply 0
  • Eurogamer says farewell to Dan Whitehead

  • LudusSolers 19/12/2015

    All the best Dan, and thanks for helping make EG my go-to site for gaming! Reply -1
  • EA details UFC 2, cover star revealed as Ronda Rousey

  • LudusSolers 16/11/2015

    Having watched her fight on Saturday, it will be difficult to see how Ronda could win a rematch with Holly Holm. She was completely outclassed and outfought from the opening bell. In fact I thought she had lost before they even got into the octagon, due to her antics at the pre-fight face off. Short of completely overhauling her game, she has no chance of regaining her title. She's still the most marketable fighter UFC have on their roster, other than Jon Jones, though. Reply +1
  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5 review

  • LudusSolers 02/10/2015

    @riceNpea Agreed. I really think Activision have thrown Robomodo under a bus here. I suspect we'll be hearing noises about them being shuttered before long. Honestly, did anyone not see this coming? Reply +1
  • League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

  • LudusSolers 22/09/2015

    Big Pharma company engages in shitty behaviour driven by amoral greed and complete lack of humanity.

    Plus ça change.
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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review

  • LudusSolers 01/09/2015

    Very, very excited to play this - it sounds like a fitting send off for Kojima Productions. I just might have to take a couple of days off to really enjoy it. Reply 0
  • Video: Introducing Low Batteries, a series about mental health and gaming

  • LudusSolers 27/08/2015

    @SuperShinobi That's a grossly inaccurate assumption; I'm writing from the position of someone who has depression, not as someone who has felt 'depressed' or down. You're still not getting it. I live with this - like many others in this thread - and it isn't something to be taken lightly. I ask you again, please think about what you are writing - your increasingly OT posts have been at best misguided and at worst, dismissive and dangerous. Reply +2
  • LudusSolers 27/08/2015

    @SuperShinobi I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt, but your comment about "stupid anti-depressant pills" is not only misinformed, but dangerous. Depression and other mental health issues are not just some sort of malaise or "funk" but can mostly be attributed to chemical imbalances in the brain. That's what the root cause can be, and it's important to get properly diagnosed, so proper treatment - inclusive of medication to address those chemical imbalances, and other means of therapy - can be prescribed safely.

    Your comments are, in my view, unhelpful. I really think you're missing the point, which is, videogames can be useful as part of an approach towards managing and allieviating what can actually be pretty damned unmanageable episodes affecting someone's mental health.

    Please think very carefully about what you are writing before you post again.
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  • LudusSolers 27/08/2015

    A great article and I'm looking forward to seeing more videos in the future. I have a couple of Sadgames; Super Metroid and Arkham City. I still have struggles with depression and am coping with a low swing at the moment. Both of those games - and several others, actually! - have helped me manage to cope when stress or loneliness act as a trigger. It's great that EG takes this subject seriously, and I'd just like to thank Johnny and the team for capturing so eloquently what, for a long time, I could not express myself. Reply +1
  • Pixels: the Eurogamer review

  • LudusSolers 10/08/2015

    I actually saw this a couple of weeks ago as Cineworld had an Unlimited early preview. I didn't think it was awful (although my expectations were pretty low to begin with) but I certainly wouldn't have paid money to buy a ticket to go see it.

    What struck me the most (asides from the seriously creepy implications of Q-Bert's "ending" with Josh Gad) was that it seemed like such a wasted opportunity. With a (much) better script and a decent director, this could have been a great comedy - something which evoked memories of Ghostbusters. As it turned out, it was frustratingly puerile, not particularly funny and generally disappointing overall.

    That being said, it still was nowhere near as bad as Fantastic Four.
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  • Dynasty Warriors dev is making an Attack on Titan game

  • LudusSolers 06/08/2015

    @LSi01 Thanks for the correction - I'm looking forward to the 2nd season too!! Reply +1
  • LudusSolers 06/08/2015

    @LSi01 Try Crunchyroll - although you have to deal with the ridiculously intrusive adverts unless you subscribe. Reply +1
  • Rare Replay review

  • LudusSolers 04/08/2015

    I'd have bought this for Blast Corps and RC Pro Am alone, but I'm gutted Jet Force Gemini has control issues.

    An essential purchase indeed.
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  • Football Manager player sims English Premier League for a thousand years

  • LudusSolers 03/08/2015

    All hail that footballing powerhouse - Metropolitan Police??? Reply +2
  • Watch Everybody's Gone To The Rapture's mysterious launch trailer

  • LudusSolers 03/08/2015

    @Kostabi They're clearly making their money on fuel - Ł1.75 for diesel!! Reply +3
  • Arnie as Terminator is a WWE 2K16 pre-order bonus

  • LudusSolers 27/07/2015

    Hmm... needs more Shockmaster. Reply 0
  • Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at 55

  • LudusSolers 14/07/2015

    I find it sad that even in light of someone who has died tragically early from an awful disease - which undoubtedly meant a lot of physical pain and discomfort - there are people here who have either a complete lack of social awareness / emotional intelligence, or who aim to be as offensive as possible for reasons I cannot possibly imagine.

    I believe in freedom of expression but there are times where common decency outweighs that. For the first time ever, I genuinely hope that the EG mods wield the banhammer as I am absolutely fed up of reading some of the bile and filth that passes for opinion in this thread.

    As others have pointed out, this thread is as close to a book of condolences that we members of the Eurogamer community have to express our loss at Mr Iwata's passing. If you don't have the decency not to turn this comments thread into a soapbox for your own personal agenda, you really shouldn't be here.
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  • LudusSolers 13/07/2015

    I am utterly shocked to hear of this - I've been trying to write a comment for the last 15 minutes but I honestly don't have the words. Devastating news - condolences to Mr Iwata's family and friends, as well as to all at Nintendo. RIP. Reply +2
  • Kickstarter campaign launches for Shenmue 3

  • LudusSolers 16/06/2015

    I don't usually get overly emotional about games but... wow. I obviously have pledged! This is honestly the best news out of E3 so far. Unless Nintendo announce SMG 3, a new F Zero and Metroid later, I don't think anything is going to make me feel quite as giddy!! Reply +6
  • Video: Games that do mental health right

  • LudusSolers 10/06/2015

    @MattEvansC3 @ShayenRoyen thank you both. I'm still getting there and I still have "the fear" it will hit me again, but friends and family have been a massive support, and a new job away from a toxic work environment has made day to day life much more stable. Each day as it comes. Reply +4
  • LudusSolers 10/06/2015

    A tough subject and one that means a lot more to me now, having been through a devastating bout of depression at the start of this year. For me, it cost me my fiancée and our daughter, my house, and my job and at one point, very nearly my life. Mental health is a difficult enough subject that many other media channels like TV, books and cinema make a complete hash of it. That's why I find it encouraging that video games seem to be getting it right in recent times. Looking forward to seeing what Ninja Theory and Hellblade have to offer. Reply +4
  • Game Freak trades Pokémon for Tembo the Badass Elephant

  • LudusSolers 10/06/2015

    This thread is full of win! Reply 0
  • Chip's Challenge 2 review

  • LudusSolers 09/06/2015

    I really do miss my Lynx... Nostalgia asides, I'm looking forward to playing this as I was a big fan of the original. Now who can I pester for a sequel to Todd's Adventures in Slimeworld... Reply +2
  • Nintendo dates E3 Digital Event

  • LudusSolers 14/05/2015

    For what it's worth, Nintendo never fail to make me smile and it's their event I'm most looking forward to at E3. It's great to see videogames being treated as fun again - especially after all the crap we've seen recently with Gamergate, broken promises, unfair pricing and DLC, etc. I think Nintendo needs to keep being Nintendo if only as a touchstone to keep the games industry from taking itself too seriously! I'm so glad to hear that the World Championships are back again, too - where's Fred Savage when you need him? Reply +1
  • Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic 2 heading to 3DS

  • LudusSolers 15/04/2015

    Another thumbs up from me for this news! I'm still deeply enamoured with the OutRun and AfterBurner conversions and am finally getting around to Shinobi III.

    Really excited for Gunstar Heroes and Streets of Rage- it's going to be a great summer!!
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  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • LudusSolers 02/04/2015

    I honestly fail to see why this approach has caused so much offence. Most *responsible* parents wouldn't think twice about not allowing their children - especially those at KS1 and 2 - to watch movies or TV shows with explicit or gratuitous sex or violence.

    "Gamers" can't have it both ways; bleating about how unfair it is that their favoured pastime isn't treated as seriously as other media on the one hand, while demanding dispensation from any sort of responsibility towards wider social issues on the other.

    My now sadly ex-fiancee is a deputy headteacher at a large primary school. Some of the stories about neglect towards children she would regularly come home and disclose to me were in turns sickening and heartbreaking. In a lot of these cases, there is a common occurrence of parents either not knowing or not caring what their children are exposed to, yet having a completely unrealistic expectation that teachers should wave a magic wand and fix whatever is wrong.

    In short, teachers need all the help they can get to help develop and support the children in their care. Parents also need to realise that videogames are not surrogate parents. If writing a letter strongly encouraging parents to take ownership of protecting their child from inappropriate content in games or any other medium can contribute towards that, then I applaud their proactivity.
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  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • LudusSolers 19/01/2015

    @ronorra you could also add Zombies ate my Neighbours to that list! Reply +1
  • 2D skate-'em-up OlliOlli headed to 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One

  • LudusSolers 03/12/2014

    Yay! Although I already have a version on Vita, I think the more people who get to experience how bloody frustra... brilliant it is, the better.

    Also: two thumbs up for OlliOlli 2!!
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  • Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses 2015 concert tour dates announced

  • LudusSolers 03/12/2014

    I really want to go but I'm getting married the week before! I wonder if she'll mind moving the date... Reply +4
  • The bonkers ads of PlayStation

  • LudusSolers 03/12/2014

    @Chordian that, along with Double Life, was one of my favourite adverts ever. I remember prank calling my local Electronic Boutique and asking if they had Stick available - bless them, they went to have a look for it and sounded ever so disappointed that it wasn't in stock. Reply +1
  • Never Alone review

  • LudusSolers 20/11/2014

    Every so often, Eurogamer produces a piece of work - an investigative article, a retrospective, a review - that reminds me that reminds me why I visit this site every day without fail. This is one such piece.

    Simply staggering stuff from Daniel Starkey, and possibly the best review I've read in any medium this year.

    I'll be buying Never Alone too.
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  • Half-Life 2 remembered

  • LudusSolers 18/11/2014

    Lost afternoons and weekends playing this. The thing I remember most is the opening sequence - it set the scene perfectly and I remember thinking that along with the original Half-Life, Valve sure do know how to tell a story.

    It makes me sad that we still haven't seen or heard anything of HL3. I'm much older now, and have different responsibilities and priorities in life (career, upcoming wedding, mortgage, children, etc.) than I did 10 years ago. As time goes on, it's increasingly less likely I'd be able to immerse myself in HL3 than I did with HL2 and the subsequent episodes. Maybe I'll see a sequel in my gaming lifetime, but all the same - thank you for the memories, Half-Life 2.
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  • The games that have defined PS4 and Xbox One

  • LudusSolers 09/11/2014

    It's probably a couple of months too early, with some promising titles moving down the pipeline in the run up to Christmas.

    Would have liked to have seen links to reviews of those games in each section. Otherwise, a good article with plenty of content to provide a rebuttal for each platform's naysayers.
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  • The man who made a game to change the world

  • LudusSolers 30/10/2014

    A brilliant article and a great tribute to one of gaming and computer science's unsung heroes. Well done, EG. Reply +15
  • DriveClub review

  • LudusSolers 07/10/2014

    Yes, it's a 6, but at least the rain effects are really pretty... Reply +2
  • Nintendo to focus on Nintendo Direct and social media following Official Nintendo Magazine closure

  • LudusSolers 07/10/2014

    @bad09 I know you're right to an extent, but even cinema has a place for print media... Reply +4
  • LudusSolers 07/10/2014

    Honestly, there are times when this generation of gaming makes me really sad. Witnessing the steady decline of games magazines on shelves is one of them. Reply +7
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Amiibo release dates announced

  • LudusSolers 07/10/2014

    Thinking about it - if Nintendo ever offered a service to gamers that allowed them to have an Amiibo version of their Mii avatar custom created, they'd be on to a potential money spinning idea...

    I wonder if they'll release a full Pokémon Amiibo line backed up by an online version of Pokémon Stadium for the Wii U / 3DS?

    EDIT: Spelling.
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  • EGX 2015 headed to Birmingham NEC next September

  • LudusSolers 02/10/2014

    @asphaltcowboy You can fly direct from Edinburgh to Brum in around 1 hour. Depending on who you fly with, it isn't too expensive either. Hotels wise, there's a number nearby ranging from your Ibis to your Hiltons and Crowne Plazas depending on budget.

    Central Birmingham is 10 mins away on the train to New Street from Birmingham International, and there's plenty more hotels, bars and restaurants (and theatres for the chap who likes to take in a stage show too).

    Despite the fact it isn't London (or Manchester for that matter), Birmingham is a good city and the NEC is a fantastic venue with great transport links. I reckon people should give it a chance before rejecting it outright.
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