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  • October's Games With Gold adds Darksiders 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2

  • MattEvansC3 25/09/2014

    @MrFlay
    Oh the irony. Don't you mean withOUT?
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  • MattEvansC3 25/09/2014

    @pomi I'm doing exactly the same thing. When I eventually get a new console it's going to have one hell of a games collection. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 25/09/2014

    @pomi at the same time the XboxOne is new and there will people who miss out on games just because of when they bought the console so this works out slightly better for them. Reply +1
  • Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

  • MattEvansC3 23/09/2014

    Are those Destiny figures UK only because that's actually quite a positive for Microsoft. Considering the sales gap in consoles, the exclusive marketing for Sony, the additional DLC for Sony and the money Sony put into this to push it as a first party equivalent a one in ten people sales advantage is not that big. Reply +12
  • Steam Discovery update personalises video game shopping

  • MattEvansC3 23/09/2014

    As long as it stops populating the new releases, best sellers and recommended for you lists with DLC for games that I don't own and are not even on my wish I will be a happy bunny. Reply +10
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • MattEvansC3 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll yes they can. The Madden deal is probably costing them $30 per console (wholesale price as opposed to RRP). Now Madden 15 won't be the only game that customer will buy in that console's lifetime. Microsoft (and Sony) get a cut of future game sales for the console, then there's the subscription services, extra controllers, etc.

    Its a one off hit that will be evened our over the lifespan of the console.
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  • Performance Analysis: Destiny on Xbox One

  • MattEvansC3 11/09/2014

    @MrTomFTW but if that happens where will your clicks come from? Reply +2
  • iPhone 6 and Apple Watch revealed

  • MattEvansC3 10/09/2014

    @StooMonster but how much of that is down to the API? It's only the iPhone6Plus that can output at 1080p which also has a more powerful chip than its predecessors. Reply 0
  • For Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

  • MattEvansC3 09/09/2014

    @Great_Googly_Moogly well with Microsoft losing out in resolution and FPS comparisons they are likely lending CD a hand to optimize it for the XboxOne because it would be embarrassing if after paying ask that money for exclusivity it ran better on the PS4. Reply -2
  • MattEvansC3 09/09/2014

    Reading comments throughout here I think it would be useful for Eurogamer to use its clout to clarify with the publishers when is advertising exclusive and how exclusive is it.

    There's a lot of mention of Microsoft getting exclusive rights to advertise COD but can't find an official source to verify it. Now having your logo at the end of an advert is NOT exclusive advertising rights. It is common, especially in retail, for companies like Microsoft, Sainsbury or GAME to "sponsor" an advert whereby they pay, for example ITV, for the advertising slot in exchange for having their logo at the end of the commercial. This does not make it exclusive as Tesco or Sony may "sponsor" an advert for the same product in the Sun newspaper.

    Sony's Destiny deal is the first I've heard of an actual media blackout style exclusivity deal.
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  • MattEvansC3 09/09/2014

    Just finished reading the article (or interview) and still don't know why "For Sony, Destiny is the first-party Playstation 4 game it needs this Christmas".

    We had a little bit of information about how Sony is treating Destiny as a first party titles but the rest of the article is about how Sony is already "winning the console war" and really sounds like the article heading should read "For Microsoft, Destiny is the first-party Xbox One game it needs this Christmas".

    There's no "need" presented in this article/interview, there's a lot of "want" and "have" but no "need" on Sony's behalf. If Sony "needs" it, give us a bit more analysis and comparison to Microsoft's Christmas lineup because as it stands Sony it's doing fine without Destiny.
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  • Where did all the strategy go?

  • MattEvansC3 07/09/2014

    @Po1ymorph it wasn't well written but I see his/her point. Comparatively speaking RTS's have been going the same way as most other genres, its becoming less about strategy and more about game plans and twitch based micromanagement. You no longer have to out think your opponent you just have to be better at multitasking and pump out more units quicker. Reply +1
  • Robin Williams tribute spotted live in Warlords of Draenor beta

  • MattEvansC3 04/09/2014

    That to me is an awesome tribute, it's low key and should hopefully bring a smile to anybody's face that remembered Robin Williams's performances while those who are to young to remember him will Google Robin the Genie and be introduced to his genius. Reply +27
  • Sega claims Gearbox led the marketing for Aliens: Colonial Marines

  • MattEvansC3 04/09/2014

    @Ian-Beale but will your feelings be strong enough to post a gif or a meme? Reply +28
  • Metro Redux: what it's really like to develop for PS4 and Xbox One

  • MattEvansC3 27/08/2014

    @mecha-B not quite, Intel and nVidia have gone on record stating that the Direct3D12 model that's been announced has been worked on for around three to four years, well before Mantle was ever announced. Reply -3
  • MattEvansC3 27/08/2014

    @grassyknoll I'd have to disagree with that timeframe. Sony's change from 4GB to 8GB was close to its reveal and the Jaguar cores were only announced by AMD a few years ago, the graphics core was also relatively new. The choice to go with a x86 architecture may have been set in stone early but the actual hardware would have been set a year, maybe two, before the console was revealed. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 27/08/2014

    @Mindstorm personally I'm reading it as that AMD do not have the market share or finances to have it make a big enough impact.

    Mantle has no benefit to Sony as Sony already write close to the metal with the PS4.

    Microsoft won't adopt it as its a competitor to DX12.

    PC developers wont adopt it across the board as it offers no benefit to nVidia or Intel users.

    Indie/Mobile devs wont use it as AMD has no presence in the mobile/tablet gaming scene and Apple are working on their own API for iOS that goes close to the metal.

    Its temporary because somebody with greater influence, like Microsoft with DX12, will create something similar to Mantle, that will see a wider adoption and make developing with Mantle an afterthought.
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  • Microsoft announces new Age of Empires game, Castle Siege

  • MattEvansC3 26/08/2014

    @man.the.king XboxOne games don't use WinRT (not to be confused with Windows RT). WinRT now allows one program to run on both ARM and x86/64 with only minor alterations so the game isn't being released for Win8.1 and WP8.1, its being released for WinRT which means it works on both platforms regardless. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 26/08/2014

    @StooMonster you do know that not every Microsoft article needs a conspiracy theory? There's been enough information leaks over the past half a year leading up to Win9's reveal next month that were know the desktop is the focus. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 26/08/2014

    @UncleLou I don't see the logic there, as pointed in the news piece itself Microsoft has already done HD releases for AoE2 and AoE Mythology and are releasing an expansion to one of them. The latest three Fable games are/have been released on PC and through Steam. A Rise of Legends remaster is also in the works and slated for a Steam release. In comparison they are releasing ONE Clash of Clones rip-off. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 26/08/2014

    They would have been better off just porting the DS Age Of Empires or rereleasing Age of Empires Online as touch enabled. Reply +2
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • MattEvansC3 24/08/2014

    @StooMonster at some point the MB manufacturers are going to need a major think on how they design their boards, they are just becoming to crammed at the moment. Hopefully we'll see a move to a more "3D" design, where riser cards are used for RAM and SSD boards to have them run parallel to the motherboard instead of perpendicular to it and thus save space. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 24/08/2014

    @MasterNameless Good luck with that, Hitachi don't make HDDs anymore. They sold the 2.5" business to Western Digital and the 3.5" business to Toshiba two years ago. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 24/08/2014

    @StooMonster PCIe to be pedantic. The main issue with those SDDs is that they take up physical space on the motherboard and its common for dual slot GPU coolers to cover those slots. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 24/08/2014

    Should the Hitachi Z7K1000 really be in a buying guide? Hitachi stopped making HDDs back in 2012, over two years ago. The 2.5" business was sold to Western Digital and is now branded as the HGST TravelStar 7K1000 which can be had for as little as 42 on Amazon. Reply +1
  • Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

  • MattEvansC3 23/08/2014

    @Ajent a single hour is not always enough to judge how good a game is. Like Skyrim, there are plenty of games that can pack so much into its first hour of gameplay that it over shadows what the standard gameplay experience would be like. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 22/08/2014

    @Ajent not necessarily, it took me five hours to stop enjoying Skyrim and another seventy before realising I wasn't enjoying it. Yay for potentially being on a disorder spectrum that favours mindless repetitive tasks! Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 21/08/2014

    So with Microsoft's pre-reversal stance on locking games to accounts, ideas on game sharing and now free game days it really does look like they were trying to make a XSteamBox. Reply +7
  • Paradox unveils single-player space RTS Ancient Space

  • MattEvansC3 23/08/2014

    @Rhaegyr yes but those games are grand strategy, something Paradox have been excelling in for years. On the RTS front you've got King Arthur the Role Playing game and its sequel which are average at best.

    I'm keeping an eye on this one but not getting excited about it until I can play a demo.
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  • The Behemoth releases teaser trailer for "Game 4"

  • MattEvansC3 22/08/2014

    @Napo2k sorry, on the process of being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and one of the symptoms is struggling with jokes because we take what's being said literally. It doesn't go over our heads though, our reactions are too strong, we'll catch it. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 21/08/2014

    @KanePaws Twitch Plays Colour by Numbers Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 21/08/2014

    @Napo2k actually its very clear, if its published by Microsoft its a permanent exclusive as they retain the rights to the IP. If its not published by Microsoft and they've "bought" exclusivity then its for a timed duration and after that the publisher/dev is free to do with it whatever they want as its their IP. Reply 0
  • Robin Williams NPCs spotted in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

  • MattEvansC3 21/08/2014

    @Eraser that's not how that meme works. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 21/08/2014

    Hopefully the Djin will be a vendor that sells a flying carpet pet/mount as well as princely clothes. Reply +4
  • Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

  • MattEvansC3 20/08/2014

    Just to play a bit of devils advocate here it's important to note that this is a preliminary injunction and not the actual court case and why Bungie is allowed to use that as an argument.

    It's quite common in patent disputes where the patent holder claims the infringement is damaging them in one way or another and while the court case is ongoing the infringing products should be blocked from sake to prevent further damage.

    Bungie's argument is along the same line, that while the case is going through the courts O'Donnell having his stocks will have a damaging impact on Bungie as he can use them to be deliberately disruptive. O'Donnell having his stocks back isn't the court making an early judgement, more that there judge believes him having his stick back won't be as damaging as Bungie is claiming.
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  • MattEvansC3 20/08/2014

    @binky maybe but if you claimed you were terminated without cause on a social media platform when you weren't you'd leave yourself open for a defamation case.

    While we might not know the finer details the three facts that;

    A) No defamation case has been brought against him to refute those accusations.

    B) Bungie's case for not giving him his shares were "he'd be bothersome" as opposed to "he walked and is therefore not entitled to them"

    And

    C) He won damages and compensation for untaken leave and non -pay

    All paint a clearer picture of where the wrongdoing came from.
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  • Watch six minutes of Bloodborne gameplay

  • MattEvansC3 19/08/2014

    @mega-gazz and the problem with that is? Though in all seriousness Dark Souls has its own personality and the second sequel will have to stay true to its roots whereas a spin-off/spiritual successor will allow them to play with the formula and also beta test ideas that can then be integrated into DS3/4 Reply 0
  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • MattEvansC3 19/08/2014

    @Outpostmodern A little evasive? There's barely a straight answer throughout the interview and a lot of evasions, dismissing and vague answers. Reply -16
  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • MattEvansC3 19/08/2014

    @spekkeh or more likely its that the non-casual audience buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games. Reply +5
  • Major Nelson cosplays as internet memes for new Xbox One Reddit app

  • MattEvansC3 19/08/2014

    On the one hand it's always nice seeing these big faceless corporations not take themselves to seriously on the other hand it's like catching your dad down the local rave, glow sticks in hand. Reply +31
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • MattEvansC3 18/08/2014

    @Acquiescence in guessing its the child friendly way of saying headfuck ie someone "fucking with your head" to confuse you. Never heard headfake over here personally but he is American and they do have a wacky take on our language. Reply +6
  • MattEvansC3 18/08/2014

    Wait a minute, you wanted to get the news out about the exclusivity deal as quickly as possible so didn't publish the interview straight away, which is a good thing but then decided to hold off on publishing the interview until AFTER you allowed Oli to write an article pretty much bashing Microsoft and Capcom over this deal? Good job EG, good job. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 18/08/2014

    @chubster2010

    In fairness to him Eurogamer is trying to get a black and white answer out of a potentially grey area and you've got to be careful in that situation.

    In Square Enix's eyes Microsoft may have talked about a lack of action adventure IP on their end and this was them opening negotiations with Square Enix and tabled an offer. That is different to Square Enix making the opening gambit and going out cap in hand which is what the question is implying. Square Enix is a publically traded company, a yes answer to that question would be Microsoft giving credence to the notion that Square Enix is in a weakened state and has no faith in one of its core franchises. That is going to have an impact on investors, even if its just a minor one that could see Square Enix shares fall in price and lose money.

    *Just had a senior moment and wrote Capcom instead of Square Enix**
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  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • MattEvansC3 17/08/2014

    @brider yep, 24hr check-Ins and that was just plain inexcusable. If the 24hr check was only for playing the game without the disc that would have been fine but to require a 24hr check WHEN THE DISC IS IN THE F**KING CONSOLE? F**K NO! Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @brider slight correction on point 2, it wasn't going to be locked to a console it was going to be locked a account which is the norm for digital downloads and PC games, especially those build on Steamworks. Also it wasn't permanently locked, the licence could be transferred and the. game sold/passed on which is a big step up for consumer ownership rights...for PC gamers and those who buy digital titles. For console gamers of course it was a big step down and wasn't offset by the benefits.

    So while I agree with you to an extant it is more likely that someone looked at modern trends, saw Steam was popular, so people were buying more and more games digitally and wanted to have a "modern" console and completely forgot people still played disc games than an actual attempt to limit consumer ownership.
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  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @SeesThroughAll not talking about standard policies here, Sony pretty much came out to CVG that they "buy" indie exclusives with marketing money, presence on the E3 stage, promotions, etc.

    Also the ID@Xbox parity clause only delays a PS4 release if that indie was already going to treat the XboxOne as second fiddle, which really is the whole point of the program anyway. Microsoft gives the indie devs more free stuff than Sony does and in exchange asks that they be given at least equal billing with the PS4. Its not that unreasonable a request really.
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  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @SeesThroughAll Sony do have their money hat on. They've come out and said that they pay for content exclusives and a huge amount of the PS4 indie titles were bought. Its a different money hat but still a money hat. Reply +6
  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @George-Roper you really are just plain bat shit insane aren't you? NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THE WITCHER 3 HERE!

    Also are you honestly saying that NOBODY cares that two sets of customers are paying the same price for a standard edition of a game but one set of customers get more content than the other and that not getting a pack of cards in a 140 collectors edition is a bigger issue? A pack of cards and a cloth map you'll be able to buy off eBay right after launch? Seriously?
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  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @StooMonster

    Bloody hell Stoo, let the Windows conspiracy theories go. Microsoft is launching the Win9 public preview next month, the behind the scenes previews have been leaked.

    Win8 already defaults to Desktop on the latest update, Win9 brings that as standard. Win9 is also bringing the hybrid start menu, virtual desktops, windowed apps and is getting rid of the Charms bar. A quick Google search will bring all that up.
    Reply +3
  • The Witcher 3 includes Gwent, a Hearthstone-esque card game

  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @bad09 I suppose I look at the wording of the complaints more than the volume of the. Talking about shit stirring you had a look at EG's latest article? Oli's gone above and beyond on that one. Reply 0