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  • Enjoying Destiny's quieter moments

  • MeBrains 20/09/2014

    said it before and I'll say it again: I think that, half a year from now, people will still play it, increasingly enjoy it and wonder how its review scores could have been as low as they are (MC 77%). Reply +3
  • Elite: Dangerous beta 2 launches this month

  • MeBrains 20/09/2014

    an 18 will not make me eat less. bought into the beta as well. installing now.

    now for that hotas stick... :|
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  • MeBrains 19/09/2014

    @ghostgate2001
    The BBC version had an extra enemy ship type (the infamous "Thargoids" - vicious flying-saucer things), and some additional graphical effects, i.e. colour in the HUD area, rotating arc-lines on the planets, etc.

    The ultimate version, though, was the BBC Micro floppy-disc release of Elite which boasted a whopping 18 ship types - compared to 5 in the standard tape version, and 4 in the Electron version.
    all these were on C-64's standard release as well. The BBC had the original version though.
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  • California county lets citizens trade violent video games for ice cream

  • MeBrains 18/09/2014

    just somebody thinking as well as making news about having these trade ins in itself says a lot.

    it's a poor society we are in indeed.
    Reply +1
  • Destiny becomes world's best-selling new IP

  • MeBrains 18/09/2014

    @vojtas
    Best selling new overrated and overhyped IP. Yeah.
    we've been there before this year. twice. Watch Dogs && Titanfall.
    Reply +5
  • Destiny review

  • MeBrains 17/09/2014

    well that is funny. for somebody having followed gaming since the second half of the seventies, parts of this review sounded Chinese to me. I can't follow, nor can I grasp some concepts explained therein - give me a DF technical interview and I'm more likely to follow.

    yet, the score, that number down below, seems to be about right to me. this seems to be a game which does not give away its secrets easily and it will only be these gamers allowing the great gunplay to grow on them who get away with its intricacies. Is only gunplay important then? Not for an Ico, SoTC, Rain aficionado like me maybe, but it may as well be to the endlessly replaying CoD sports out there.
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  • The race to defeat Destiny's toughest challenge begins

  • MeBrains 16/09/2014



    somebody completed it apparently...
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  • MeBrains 16/09/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar
    So it's like an investement, of time and money, for 10 years.

    Sounds fun. Count me out. I have a life.
    lol. you count yourself out because it is too much of a time investment? what are you doing here? and why do you play games at all then?
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  • MeBrains 16/09/2014

    laughing my ass of at all these guys "demanding" a review and getting upset by the lack of one. what is their drive? I think this post above sums it up quite well. Eloquent and civilized, as I have come to expect some on this site: "get ebola, this isn't a rpg, this isn't an mmo, this is halo overhyped Kappa 2014"

    it is kind of an RPG, it is kind of an mmo, but yes, as far as some PvP comments are to be trusted, it "feels" like Halo. And even if it weren't neither of these, then I wonder still, why does a lack of review upset some?

    I'll help out.

    Destiny is a strange beast. It seems to enter the fray with a storyline which waits to be unfolded, only to remain closed in the next treasure chest where you'll only find other equipment. The lack of story is strange to notice coming from a developer famed for it, but maybe that is not what Destiny is about then. It is about firefights, spread over not quite enough maps, but they are always challenging, sometimes frustratingly so. Was it how we expected it to be? Far from it, but after an extensive play, the game shines more than some would make you believe and, given Bungie's 10 year promise, should be here to last. 9/10

    lol

    or 8? :P
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  • The Xbook One is a $1500 Xbox One laptop

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @Mkwone haha. great one. fond memories of my bouvier as well. :) Reply 0
  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    yes, but can the dog chew on it? Reply 0
  • Solid gold PS4s and Xbox Ones to go for over 8.3K

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    this would surely be a better collector's edition than most "collector's editions" we get thrown in our faces these days. Reply 0
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @funkateer thanks for the insight. makes sense now that I hear it. appreciate the input. Reply +1
  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @TPoppaPuff you do really make a point there Puff. It is rather hypocritical what he did.

    doubt that he'll listen though, unless he would actually show some heart. Something much lost in this society though.
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  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @Dizzy you sure?

    MS isn't listed as a contributor, let alone as a member of the board of directors?

    but you'll be right in some way sure enough. PSX sure will use some MS patented technology, as does XB.

    I just initially reacted to the rather short-sighted comment.
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  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    strange strange strange decision from MS. I would love to know what their business plan is here. How exactly does their ROI calculation look?

    but... I guess we'll never know. :)
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  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    A PS4 fanboy buys Minecraft and their arch nemesis MS make some money.

    You have to laugh.
    An Xbone fanboy buys an... Xbone and their arch nemesis Sony make some money.

    You have another reason to laugh.

    :)
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  • Frontier reveals Elite: Dangerous launch price

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @Uncompetative
    It's a bit cheeky of Braben to give it this subtitle as I always regarded Paul Woakes' Mercenary to be superior to Elite
    really? I never got into Mercenary, although I appreciated its technical prowess.

    edit: btw. thanks for the video. almost 60fps then (until the hardware switch at around 2:00)! :lol:
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    went for it. preordered the thing, based on the comments from most all alpha and beta players that indeed was living up to its name. should have preordered back in July - it had all the expansions with it.

    oh well.

    I hope this time I get beyond dangerous... or was it deadly? I knew I never achieved Elite though - although I invested quite some time with my trusty old microswitched TheArcade stick.



    or was it my quickshot?
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  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper
    It's Titanfall all over again. It will be a ghost town in a few months.
    this is my gut feeling I have with all games, but I kind of expected Titanfall's desertion and I am not "feeling" that here. In fact, I think that, half a year from now, people will still play it and increasingly enjoy it and wonder how it could have got lower review scores than the first game you mentioned.


    ...


    Is Titanfall really that deserted now?
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  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @KaizokuTomSan
    grind the same few strike missions and pvp over and over.
    This is an honest question. Not really an MP player myself...

    But how is this different from playing the same multiplayer missions over and over again in for example CoD? There's a limited amount of MP maps there as well, no?
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  • Elite: Dangerous' original budget was 8m

  • MeBrains 13/09/2014

    @ffan2
    "Half way through you say "hey, I don't want cottage style, I want to have modern. Do start over"." That does not excuse lying about the completion date.

    Braben's "Elite: Dangerous' roadmap to release "hasn't changed" " is a lie.
    the first paragraph is about the past game. The second one about the future game. please do not start mixing up things to try to prove your point.

    And then there's the questions you decide to cast aside:

    1) Who are you blaming for what? And why are you taking it personal?
    2) Would you rather have rushed or finished?

    And one which I am thinking about now:

    3) why the hell would somebody register just to complain about a game so many people already are enjoying? What has Braben or Frontier done to you?
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  • MeBrains 13/09/2014

    @ffan2 there is no evidence that Braben failed to deliver as contracted. There only is evidence that Gametek thought Braben failed to deliver as contracted and sued Braben. The judge, as far as we can deduct by Frontier having survived the battle and Gametek not, seemed to have favoured the former. Reply +1
  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    @DrJiggles or in comparison to star citizen... and that is all strange.

    about SC: the impressions seem to be only so-so and people are wondering about its progress
    about NMS: it is an entirely different type of game to Elite and shouldn't really be compared. But people do somehow.
    about Elite: I mostly read positive reactions of early backers playing the game as we speak. Positive, even if some paid a hundred, while latter backers only paid 50. Most just didn't seem to care and are happy with how it is proceeding.
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  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    @ffan2 it says a lot more doesn't it?

    Gametek forcing a major specification change half way through development, causing major delays while Braben had to re-write the bits of the game he'd already done to work within the new guidelines.

    At some point, Gametek panicked and released the game early, the results of which are well known. Braben was then put to work desperatly writing patches to fix the sorry mess, and the game was then pulled from the shelves in about
    December 1995 (the date on my v1.06 patch disk), still largely unfinished. Gametek then sued Braben, which nixed any chance of a final fix being developed.
    given the above and provided they're true, who do you think should have won?

    to further my analogy of before. Say you contract someone to build a house in 16 weeks. Half way through you say "hey, I don't want cottage style, I want to have modern. Do start over". After 20 weeks, you panic and order to have the roof installed after which you sue because the first floor is only a meter high. As a judge, who would you favor?


    Or, another angle. Gametek went bankrupt; Frontier survived. Who do you think won?
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  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    @ffan2 hey chapski. you seem to be one of those fools cherry-picking who and what your respond to.

    do you want it rushed or done properly?

    as for the lawsuit. It will remain difficult to judge after all these years and dating from a time the internet was still very very very young, but the guy here seems to know the story.

    does he know it better than you I wonder...

    https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.strategic/moV009FPH-Q/TAZVdS6VfDQJ
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  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    @ffan2 who are you blaming here? Frontier Developments indeed postponed release several times as the product was not ready for market.

    Gametek demanded the release of a bug-ridden and unfinished product to the eventual outrage of its customers. Frontier did not allow having its named tarnished and filed a lawsuit against Gametek, which they won indeed - to the demise of the publishing company.

    So, do you want a game rushed? Or would you rather have it too late?

    The kickstarter project has had lots of updates: alphas and betas. Most backers, now playing the game, are extremely positive about the product already in its current form. Maybe you should read up a bit.

    So, who are you blaming for what?
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  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    @ffan2 I suppose you would have ran the small little project this is on time without a problem, huh?

    Do you want it rushed or done properly?

    Would you say to a surgeon: "what 6 hours?! Please do it in 2!" and complain after the operation that it took 8?

    Or have your house built. What 16 weeks? I want it in 4!

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    another update on the game I bought a new PC for.

    always nice. as far as I understand, it brings the immersion the original brought back then in black and white. looking forward to it.
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  • The Sledgehammer effect: "We want to change Call of Duty"

  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    but will this be marketed as being for PS4 as well?

    :rolleyes:
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  • Video: Watch us take on Destiny's Moon Strike

  • MeBrains 12/09/2014

    I quite liked the beta though. has everything changed or am I just having another opinion than most journo's here?

    yes it was kill kill kill all the time and no, I didn't find a story, but I enjoyed the kills and the levelling up. much like diablo in a way.

    oh well. to each their own! :)
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  • Naughty Dog turns 30 this month, puts on art shows

  • MeBrains 11/09/2014

    @djronz. indeed. They were just nurtured. Like Rare and Lionhead. :D

    oh wait...
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  • MeBrains 11/09/2014

    EG: seems like an omission not to include the #ndmemories tag and please keep us updated about the possible show in the Netherlands -> this is Eurogamer after all. Reply +2
  • MeBrains 11/09/2014

    @kevboard Xbox history from Xbox One (the first one, not the last one named one) till now... never had any older games...: God game, Good game, Good game, Great Mario kart/DKong racing clone, Good game,Amazing game, Good game, meh fun racer, meh game, overrated crap game, even more overrated crap game, meh game thats overrated....

    there. I fixed that for you.


    seriously: given ND's background, I am looking forward to their future. Which other devco has created 2 new successful and critically acclaimed AAA IPs last gen?
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  • For Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

  • MeBrains 10/09/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo according to whom is that tetsuo? Reply -1
  • MeBrains 10/09/2014

    I'm sure you did read the full interview, but are still mentally cherry picking individual words to suit your fantasy of this not coming to your loathed console.

    Tell me which words exactly make you so sure of your deluded statement. I'm curious.
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  • MeBrains 09/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    It's (RotTR - ed) not coming to PS4 or any other consoles other than 360/X1 ever.. since they are fundung the game's development, this was confirmed by Spencer himself who said he would not partner up and pour money into a game if it was going to be released on riival consoles and apologised for it but feels it's best for the series in the long run
    you can't be serious man. sometimes I think you do have half a brain and then you post things like the above.

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed to Eurogamer that Microsoft's controversial exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider "has a duration".

    or

    Is there a time limit on the exclusivity period?

    "Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn't buy it. I don't own the franchise."

    (source)

    come on. that was an article from your friend Spencer. I'd have thought you'd have hung it above your bed and pray to it each night. :)
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  • MeBrains 09/09/2014

    @Suarez07
    It's all about interpretation. Exclusive on xb1 in holiday 2015.
    I know. It was very carefully phrased, but entirely misleading nonetheless. How much days passed before we knew the real story?
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  • MeBrains 09/09/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK
    It doesn't change the fact that because of Sony throwing extra money at the title there is no advertising stating it is multiplatform. Only Sony.

    And when Microsoft asked permission to advertise itself, such as the Bundles of Xbox Box One with Destiny, they were told that was not allowed.
    and how is this any worse than what MS has been doing with CoD for years?!

    ++ have you seen Sony running "cheeky" ads in between (effectively breaking the contract they signed) during these CoD years?

    ++ How can you be outraged about this and not about MS's entirely misleading "exclusivity" RotTR reveal?
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  • MeBrains 09/09/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK
    The point remains that this is false advertising from Sony. No gamer should ever condone this, regardless of what console they might iwn.
    Look up the RotTR Gamescom announce trailer. It says:

    RotTR
    Holiday 2015
    Exclusive on Xbone
    *** cue Xbox logo

    Now point out ONE destiny ad which mentions "Exclusive to Playstation". (full game exclusive, not something like "exclusive content")

    What MS did with RotTR stinks really and is dishonest.

    What Sony did here, is what MS has done all along with (primarily) CoD. (show one official CoD ad of the last couple years which clearly shows it is available on PS)
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  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • MeBrains 10/09/2014

    @Dizzy
    Twitch? Skype? Oculus? WhatsApp?
    hey. I must have missed the gaming IP's in the above brands...

    :rolleyes:

    so, again. how can one invest that much cash in a single (double?) IP dev?

    but never mind Dizzy. I'll know you'll live up to your name and twist it around again.
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  • MeBrains 10/09/2014

    Well, so far for Spencer's alleged business acumen then if this turns out to be true.

    How can one give that amount of dollars for a single (or double?) IP dev?
    Reply +1
  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • MeBrains 09/09/2014

    all the best chapskis. thanks for having built the great site.

    thanks in advance for continuing it. ;)
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  • Digital copies of Destiny can be upgraded to new consoles for free

  • MeBrains 08/09/2014

    I'd have jumped in tomorrow if this wasn't time constrained until January.

    I am not entirely sure I'll have bought PS4 by then. Not enough games to warrant the upgrade yet - and more than enough to play on last-gen still.

    oh well. it still is quite a good initiative. Activision surprises me in a good way here!
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  • Where did all the strategy go?

  • MeBrains 07/09/2014

    back in the days I was the marketing guy behind the first Hidden & Dangerous here in Benelux. I still have a promo ammo box of it around here somewhere - it's been years since I have seen it though. Reply +7
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub

  • MeBrains 07/09/2014

    @Suarez07
    "MS's tactic was to create a machine that would control how we consume media"

    Ironically the very reason Sony got into gaming was to use the media to strengthen other areas of their business, such as music and film. They pushed DVD with ps2, they pushed blu ray with ps3, so it's not like Sony are some sort of martyrs for the gaming cause
    indeed. they even marketed it that way: "it only does everything".
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  • MeBrains 06/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    Did we even really talk about resolution last generation?
    we did, didn't we? every week again. We were discussing for hours on end if 720p indeed was so much better over 700p and if 42fps avg was indeed such an increase over 37. it seemed to be a big deal back then to some - all these months ago.

    they were shouting "wooh. inferior version!" time and again.

    even now, some reflect to these days when they mention that back then there was this one platform performing much much better than the other. it used to be stated that that was the reason the inferior console deserved no consideration.

    now things are different. there seems to be a much bigger gap and indeed. lots of that "some" group above now seems to agree that it's all about gameplay this time around.

    personally. I have never cared that much, but find the 180'ies "some" make intriguing.
    Reply +18
  • Microsoft UK confirms it is behind cheeky Destiny fragrance ad

  • MeBrains 06/09/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar
    You are as much a fanboy as Skippy, might as well admit it. You sound older too, which is kinda weird.
    hey. I always have been very vocal about my preference towards one platform.

    Compare me to whomever you want. If that is your thought, idea and opinion, it is yours to have.

    But I am not that old you know! :|
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  • MeBrains 05/09/2014

    hey. we have another mysterious 20-post Microsoft backer, who is unable to write correct sentences or even individual words!

    what's your plan williampalmer? why did you register and decide to post?
    Reply -3
  • MeBrains 05/09/2014

    @letsgo
    SO MS are not happy that Activison have banned them from advertising Destiny.

    BUT

    MS are HAPPY to pay to BAN SquareEnix from selling Tomb Raider on PS4 until after a exclusive period of time!!

    OH THE IRONY!!
    indeed. you just need to compare any which Destiny, official or Sony-paid, ad to the Rise of the Tom Braider gamescom trailer:

    ROtTR
    Holiday 2015
    Exclusive to Xbone
    - cue
    Xbone logo

    irony indeed.

    not the perfume idea - that's quite cute really. It's the text:

    "Okay, so here's the lowdown. Destiny is actually an epic new first-person shooter, available on Xbox. Thing is, we didn't have permission to run adverts for the game."

    it reeks of this:

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