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  • 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.
    Reply +4
  • 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 +30
  • 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?
    Reply +1
  • 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
  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    Just read the article and still failing to see what the point of it is.

    Steam is not a hardware platform its a digital distribution platform for the PC. The fact that it is the most popular PC digital platform means that almost all PC games will be sold on Steam. MGS is not special in this regard, the Tomb Raider Reboot is available on Steam and has been for a while.

    [Quote/]Even if it's only for six months, denial of that access is bound to feel like a betrayal. Doubly so when it's swimming against the economic tide of today's games market, where there's no single dominant platform, big-budget releases simply cannot afford to restrict the size of their potential audience, and most exclusivity deals have been whittled down to a few bonus items or a month's head start on downloadable expansions.[Quote]

    A few bonus items? A month's head start? Yes lets just ignore Assassins Creed exclusive PS4 in game missions or Watchdog's or Destiny's, some of which have been confirmed as permanently exclusive to PS4 and the rest has been given exclusivity exceeding a month.

    I'm sorry but the article is bullshit. If you want to talk about the issues of exclusivity then go after the whole business. If you want to look at the relevance of the Steam and/or the PC platform do the investigation and pick out trends. This is just over-playing The Tomb Raider issue, over playing MGS's release on Steam and under-playing Sony and Nintendo's exclusivity deals to vilify one platform.
    Reply -5
  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk lets not forget that Square Enix released the Tomb Raider Reboot on Steam as well
    https://store.steampowered.com/mobileapp/203160/
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  • 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
  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @bad09 I was just sparing you the trauma of the Kotaku, Joystiq and IGN comment sections 😉

    Also on the tech websites I go to, Arstechnica, The Verge, Engadget, etc they've reported the XboxOne exclusive controversies but make no mention of any Sony exclusivity announcements.
    Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @bad09

    Look at how heated the comments in this section are and compare them to the comments in these articles;
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-10-24-assassins-creed-4-watch-dogs-dlc-exclusive-to-playstation-for-six-months?page=comments
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-30-watch-dogs-includes-60-minutes-of-ps3-exclusive-content?page=comments

    Yes you can see a general opinion about exclusives but its more "meh, doesn't interest me" as opposed to this threads "CD Projekt betrayed us!!" sentiment.
    Reply +8
  • MattEvansC3 15/08/2014

    @bad09 but in the wider media (actual websites and magazines, not forums) more fucks are given over CD Projekt giving XboxOne customers two packs of cards and a cloth map than Sony getting exclusive in game missions on at least three large multiplatform titles. Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 15/08/2014

    @Jay_Roberts you sort of hit the nail on the head but not in the way you wanted. People aren't complaint because the extras are console specific, people are complaining because they aren't PS4 specific.

    We did not see this level of uproar when WatchDogs on PS4 was announced to ship with additional in game content not available to the XboxOne. Nor did we see it when Assassins Creed shipped with exclusive content on the PS4 that wasn't on the XboxOne and both games had the same RRP on PS4 and XboxOne. Hell Destiny has so many PS4 in game exclusives that aren't shipping with the XboxOne edition it might as well have been a straight up PS4 exclusive and XboxOne owners did complain and their complaints were shot down for being whiny and entitled.
    Reply +5
  • PlayStation 4's Share Play feature limited to 60-minute sessions

  • MattEvansC3 16/08/2014

    @7M7 its likely more complicated than that. All the cool features Microsoft advertised would have been built around the DRM. Once the DRM went a lot of the system features built around it would not work. Now the decision to remove the DRM was made just after E3 in May, the console was to be released in November, that's less than six months to redesign the system, have the design signed off, have a team code it, have it alpha tested, work through the feedback, implement fixes, have it beta tested, work through the feedback, implement fixes, get the new system signed off, update the system software then ship in time for its release.

    At that late stage it would have been best to go back to basics, ensure the new software is robust and doesn't brake on the first day then to try and save features.
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  • Microsoft discussing Xbox Entertainment Studios sale with Warner Bros. - report

  • MattEvansC3 15/08/2014

    Reading the HollyWood Reporter article and it does make the article heading and opening statement seem inaccurate.

    Based on the Hollywood Reporter article Microsoft isn't "selling" XES. XES has for all extents and purposes been spun off to be its own entity and XES is seeking a partner in Warner Bros the same way Respawn partnered with EA. There is no mention in the Hollywood Reporter article that Microsoft is any way involved in these discussions, it is just between XES and Warner Bros. the article is also quite specific in that while talks are preliminary Warner Bros. isn't interested in the proposed deal.
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  • Far Cry 4 PlayStation exclusive Keys to Kyrat feature detailed

  • MattEvansC3 13/08/2014

    @makeamazing and surely that entire feature is made redundant by Sony's own system wide "virtual couch"? Reply 0
  • BioWare Austin unveils four-on-one online RPG Shadow Realms

  • MattEvansC3 13/08/2014

    @Oli

    I'm guessing more a Telltale Games/Guild Wars pay per episode/expansion business model. F2P games are generally cheap and require a massive user base to fund the "whales", this will likely be too niche to gain that large an audience.
    Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 13/08/2014

    @houldendub it worked for the Walking Dead. Reply 0
  • Microsoft details Xbox One updates rolling out - including USB media support

  • MattEvansC3 12/08/2014

    @angra if you are talking about the Xbox360 and PS3 then yes you can. Windows 8's Libraries act as media servers though you'd be better off installing Plex Server on your PC as that gives a more Netflix style streaming. Reply 0
  • Dungeons 2 announced for PC and Mac next year

  • MattEvansC3 08/08/2014

    I've tried playing the original and just couldn't get to grips with it, the camera controls didn't feel right, the jokes just seemed to forced and to referential but most importantly it just felt meh. The graphics, the gameplay, the plot, just everything felt it was done by the numbers and completely uninspiring. Reply 0
  • Sony is being sued for Killzone failing to deliver "native 1080p" multiplayer

  • MattEvansC3 07/08/2014

    While consumers should stand up against deceptive marketing, like over here, the Americans do have a complaints organisation that could help him get a refund http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0008-getting-your-money-back

    A lawsuit seems unnecessary.
    Reply +4
  • The new Settlers game is part city builder, part action RTS

  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    @Koozer or better yet make the combat an extension of the city building so its all about how well stocked and fed your soldiers are and how quickly they can be replenished than any specific tactics similar to how it worked in the original. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    What's been confirmed for the game so far?

    The fact that they mention co-op for the action parts and trading with friends makes it sound a hell of a lot like a Facebook F2P game.
    Reply +6
  • 170 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition has 12" Master Chief statue

  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW and the magazine is cancelled two issues from the end. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    @houldendub They only sell Halo on Windows ME or Windows98 (not 98SE)? Reply 0
  • Microsoft's latest Xbox Live Rewards birthday gift is a paper cake

  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    @muro

    Not much to complain about regarding the concept but execution is another matter entirely.

    For a start it should not be an optional extra it should just be built into Xbox Live and appear on the Xbox360 and XboxOne.

    The VIP element needs to be better explained and more consistent.

    There should be a wider variety of awards, especially avatar items and themes and even tiers on the punchcards.

    Xbox Live Rewards is a nice extra that could be a good extra.

    As an example Gamers Gate have a RPG pet as their rewards scheme that levels up when you buy games, leave reviews, help gamers in the FAQ sections, etc and also gives you coins which can be used as credit. Its a little gimmicky but its different, well presented, easy to understand and a bit of fun.
    Reply +1
  • Wing Commander 3 is free right now on Origin

  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    @TheChieftian I'm 100% with you on that, if I had the option of not using a service such as Origin or Steam I wouldn't use any of them but especially with Steamworks there's no way of getting away from it. Though it is a bit disturbing, as someone who feels their consumer rights are important, is the almost Stockholm Syndrome posters here (Eurogamer in general, not this thread) have developed with regards to Steam and Valve. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 06/08/2014

    @TheChieftian This is why you shouldn't just go off what Wikipedia says. An Origin ban doesn't ban you from your games, you can still play them in offline mode, the ban means no multiplayer or access to DLC.

    Also EA stated those bans should only have been for the forums and it was the moderators over stepping the mark.

    And all companies shit on their customers, Valve have banned people from their entire Steam accounts (more severe than EA's ban as their Offline use is extremely limited) for;
    No reason at all - http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/01/thought-do-we-own-our-steam-games/
    For disputing a payment (once again without notifying the customer) - http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=108&t=894113&mid=0&i=0&nmt=My+Steam+account+disabled%21&mid=0

    EA and Origin get more press coverage but they are nowhere near the worst offenders, the worst offenders just tend to get more of a free pass.
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  • MattEvansC3 05/08/2014

    Not quite sure what the business model is here? Sony and Microsoft offer "free" games to get you into their subscription services. GoG and Valve offer free games/weekends to get you to try out their services. EA doesn't really have any optional segments or a big enough catalogue of non-Origin required games that they need to entice users to Origin. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 05/08/2014

    @Pulsar_t

    Because there's been no criticism of Origin. Mindless bashing but no criticism, a criticism actually requires a critique.
    Reply +7
  • Unsubscribe?

  • MattEvansC3 02/08/2014

    @crankigeek its Valve's decision to not allow new EA games on Steam because of their DLC policy. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 02/08/2014

    @Playstationman because fans of the seasons wont wait a few months. In my last two jobs FIFA release day may as well have been a national holiday as everyone scrambled to book the day off so that they could get it at midnight and play straight away. As long as EA keep a window between release and it going n the Vault it wont dent first day sales. Reply +2