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  • Molyneux's broken promise to Curiosity winner honoured by Devolver

  • MeBrains 13/02/2015

    OK. some of your comments:

    1. "Redaction" indeed is inappropriately used. It should have been "editorial office" or "the editors". What John_Silence said, but it also is a Dutch word...

    2. About large parts being about PS4. To me it seems that is where the news is these days. Things are moving on the platform and lots of stuff is announced. On this site: nada.

    3. Me getting paid by Sony. Oh boy. I took some time to write that down because I care for this site. Notice how quite a lot in that list are multi-platform. And should I indeed have forgotten Xbox news, the do please provide further examples (Xbox news not published here). You'd further prove my point though.

    4. I was not saying that "my" list should entirely replace EG's list. I was not saying that all bullets in "my" list should have gotten stories. I did have the intention to point out EG's news coverage is severely lacking.

    Given the votes (30 down / 10 up now), I suppose the majority does not share my view and is okay with what I perceive to be a lack of genuine gaming information on this site. So be it then. Good job EG!
    Reply -15
  • MeBrains 13/02/2015

    this site increasingly is feeling like The Sun for "Gamers".

    I mean, ffs, stories about
    - a projected new feature for Xbox One,
    - Indy and 3DS "recommendeds" and "essentials",
    - a Mii character app for social media
    - Sonic Boom - really?
    - Streets of Rage heading to 3DS
    - A new D&D game
    - A story about a guy forgotten by Molyneux - next one probably is about the forgotten Mylo!
    - The TV series Law and Order dedicated to "harassment of women in gaming"
    - A goat (?) raising 1.9m for Red Cross
    - A humble bundle
    - A movie trailer for a potentially disastrous movie of an average game
    - A visit of some movie-Cameron to the Train Simulator's maker

    And so on... I mean. The above are headlines coming from the front page now with only ONE scroll down.

    In the mean time. NOTHING about:
    - PS4 taking back Xbox One in January
    - The Order - on the hype train sure - but maybe a bit deservedly so - what else AAA is there?
    - Super Stardust dev cooperating with Eugene Jarvis on future game
    - The reason behind The Witcher's delay
    - FFXV
    - Ubisofts's earnings call
    - The new Assassin's Creed Game
    - Pillar coming to PS4 on Feb 17th
    - Bioware's next ME title - which should include multiplayer
    - Capcom's upcoming "big" Arcade announcement
    - The $45.000 Uncharted 2 copy (Sun material though)
    - The upcoming titles for Vita
    - Info on a possible new DmC
    - Persona 5
    - Nvidia's upcoming press conference
    - MLB15 - but ok, this is Euro-gamer
    - Bloodborne's info - and delay
    - Yoshida's birthday (Sun material)
    - Apple's possible fray into games
    - Custom background on PS4? (we had news on transparancy for Xbox here!)
    - Hellblade - did EG at all hear of this?
    - Bethesda's upcoming press conference at E3
    - Not a single word on the dozens of PS4 dynamic themes
    - Deep down's new info
    - Tekken 7?
    - Yakuza Zero
    - The next Titanfall - probably multi-platform
    - Capcom working on "major games"
    - Dead or Alive 5
    - Blackguards 2
    - Xenoblade Chronicles X to support off-screen mode
    - Square Enix's Bravely Second: End Layer
    - The Witness
    - ...

    Now, I might have wronged some of the above - but the majority is not at all mentioned here.

    What a shite site this is quickly becoming!

    And, EG, I mention this only because I care. What the heck is going wrong on your (edit) editorial office?
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  • 343 preps "biggest" changes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking yet

  • MeBrains 11/02/2015

    we should have an tube on "Why you might not want to buy into the Halo MCC beta" now.

    Feels appropriate!

    Reply -1
  • Ubisoft's unreleased, finished Wii U game revealed

  • MeBrains 10/02/2015

    mucho mucho nintendo since yesterday...

    and some Xbox when, according to this end-of-seventies-veteran, ps4 seems to be where the game's at - without discrediting Nintendo nor MS.

    strange direction EG's taken.

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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • MeBrains 10/02/2015

    comments sections will not be the same anymore!

    *hides* *ducks* *fear*
    Reply +5
  • Microsoft teases Xbox One screenshot feature

  • MeBrains 10/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer oh boy. did he mean that?

    I also want support for another processor, as well as the ability to slot in twin 290x's in the Xbox!

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  • MeBrains 10/02/2015

    Heck they [Sony] could have allowed to have a swappable standard internal hdd
    You mean much like this then?

    How's that work on the console you seem to defend?

    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 09/02/2015

    so... Xbox gets news for a preview of a feature.

    PS4 doesn't get it for
    - The Order's amazing marketing campaign
    - Dragon Dogma Online's potential release outside of Japan
    - PS4 Deep Down delayed
    - The Witness
    - Sony inviting players to mention their favorite old arcade games
    - Persona 5 news
    - MLB15 Anniversary Edition
    - GoW Collection developer working on new things
    - 20th anniversary scale models
    - Super Stardust Ultra coming to PS4
    - All the dynamic themes released over the past month (not one story per item needed, but is this preview-of-a-feature worth it? Was "Xbox dash transparency" more noteworthy?)
    - Yoshide talking about Sony's history, annual releases and troubled launches...

    and so on. I think I went back a week with the above.

    Not all need to be included, but maybe, at least some?

    What up EG?!
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  • Cortana virtual assistant headed to Microsoft Office

  • MeBrains 09/02/2015

    how the hell is this gaming news, EG? Reply -1
  • Video: Six famous faces stuck in the uncanny valley

  • MeBrains 04/02/2015

    It has easily the best, most informed and polite community of any game site I've been on and I really hope that this downtrend in quality doesn't translate into attracting the mouth breathers from other forums.
    indeed. It's one of the things I like(d) about the community as well. To me, that too, has already been hollowed out a lot over the past year.
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 04/02/2015

    @Bauul Dualshockers is catching up on EG according to my Google Chrome favorite pages. Despite its name, it actually is quite multi-platform - although they are giving an overload of news on The Order the last few days... Reply +1
  • MeBrains 04/02/2015

    I'm actually a bit happy to notice I am not the only one thinking that EG is going down the hill fast. This site brings less news than in the past, continuously seems biased in some way, has PLENTY of over-aggressive ads lately (killing the ability to play video's full-screen?! Really?!?) and has reviews gone down the drain.

    Ever since when? Second half of last year in an exponential curve?
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  • Watch Bloodborne's opening 18 minutes

  • MeBrains 03/02/2015

    btw. since I'm posting in a playstation exclusive thread - I hope people don't mind.

    it's unbelievable how all the news about The Order is just neglected on this site.

    I think EG's last (before last) "news" which mentioned "A gazillion ways why The Order will be bad" was cooking up things for their review.
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  • MeBrains 03/02/2015

    Read many previews and reviews, don't ignore them all. Average them together or read a few you trust.
    hey. I've been following this industry since the late 70'ies - I know how to pick out the good ones.

    but true. if you are newer to this industry, that's the way to approach it; never, ever go on hype alone.
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  • MeBrains 03/02/2015

    usually previews are always glowing with praise. Look at Alien Colonial Marines for example, all previews were glowing until the very last one weeks before launch.
    bottom line is: don't trust previews then?

    nor reviews for that matter... some excellent games have been axed, while some incredibely mediocre ones have received rave reviews, no?
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  • MeBrains 03/02/2015

    @IronSoldier it is my opinion indeed and I was not following you, hence my reaction - without me negging your original one. To me Bloodborne looks distinctly underwhelming in a variety of ways - while the Order looks more and more promising (again - to me).

    But, given the ups and downs, I sometimes wonder if opinion is allowed at all by "the community".
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 03/02/2015

    Overall, Bloodborne remains the most exciting now-gen console exclusive this year, in my opinion. Far more interesting than the next Uncharted, Halo, etc.
    not according to me. It doesn't. It looks generic and boring. I am far more looking forward to The Order - while the latter doesn't really sound like a system seller either.

    I guess I'll buy into PS4 when Uncharted arrives - although DC has made me doubt already...
    Reply -11
  • SOE has been sold off, can now develop multi-platform games

  • MeBrains 03/02/2015

    I'm sorry but I won't be buying any Sony products on my Xbox.
    hahahahahahaaaa!! lol
    Reply +1
  • Sony finally offers up settlement for 2011 PSN hack

  • MeBrains 28/01/2015

    Are you some kind of moron?.
    I wouldn't call myself so. Are you?


    The 1st gen of PS3's ( fatties ) were well known for the YLOD infact I had two that died on me, and most of my friends who had a fatty had theirs YLOD on them.
    They were well known indeed. The BBC even made a program out of it with a queue of about 4 persons. I guess you and your friends were all standing in line there, because that indeed is some ill fortune there chapski! You had TWO? You should play the lottery!

    Lastly. The slim was created for cost reduction, as was the removal of the EE. Sony had to do something, didn't they? They engineered a device which was packed to the brim with future-proof tech and they got the finger by its community who chose an ill-engineered box instead.

    but well. we'll be going nowhere with this anyway. tataa!

    edit: btw. You're wrong on the removal of EE as well. The launch 60Gb had it, the 20Gb didn't. The second batch, launched a mere five months later (80Gb) didn't have it. PAL regions NEVER received it. As I said: they took it out WAY quicker than the slim which launched 2 years later...
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  • MeBrains 27/01/2015

    Don't forget the YLOD on the old PS3 Fatties which Sony did nothing to compensate owners.

    Then to make it twice as bad they Left out the PS2 chip on the slims.

    Bollocks really
    sorry... a bit late to react here - has it been 4 days really?

    Anyhow. YLOD was over reported in the press and basically was a non-issue. Personally, I do not know anyone who had it (which of course doesn't prove anything per se).

    You're wrong about taking out the PS2 chip on the slims. Sony took it out far before the slims hitting the market. In fact, as far as I recollect, only the launch batch had the EE on board.

    Do you fail to comprehend why they did so?
    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 23/01/2015

    Take a look at MS. Products problems make compensation to every user, everywhere.
    oh please. MS sure doesn't - they try to cash in even when they should be giving compensations.

    Don't go far. Their biggest scandal, the RROD thing, they gave us nothing! I still can't believe consumers gobbled up an extra year of warranty as a way to get even (2y standard here in Europe - 1y extra) without the immensely deserved class-action!

    Sony took 23 days off - a great cost. Had their network infra looked at and reconfigured by VERY expensive consultants. Bowed down in shame - which is telling when done by Japanese and gave EVERYBODY free games when the network was back.

    Even so -> class action.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft sold 6.6m Xbox consoles in Q4 2014

  • MeBrains 28/01/2015

    that's interesting- so the cell was actually good? I always thought it the equivalent of segas blast processing.

    Wasn't the cell Sony engineered ?
    Cell was damn fast. It [u]still[/u] is for certain tasks even though it was engineered over a decade ago. Digital Foundry had an interesting slide on it just a few weeks back. Look how Cell compares to even current-gen systems!

    Cell just wasn't really optimized for games and just was extremely difficult to get the most of - an effort even Valve's Gabe cursed about.

    Cell was paid for by Sony, manufactured by Toshiba and (mainly) engineered by IBM. It was referred to as the STI conglomerate. To make matters worse, MS actually just paid IBM into using parts of the Cell specification for its 360 console! The heinous wolves!
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  • MeBrains 27/01/2015

    I honestly don't know why Sony didn't just continue with the next generation of Cell. Would've blew the shit out of the current CPU. But then again 3rd party developers never bothered using the Cell's SPU's so I guess I've answered my own question!
    same here. a very innovative processor it was. It powered the fastest supercomputer ("Roadrunner", right?) for two years in a row; they normally get jumped each half year. If that doesn't prove how fast it was, then what will to the naysayers?

    But yea. Thanks to competition, innovative risks like that in the console space can be considered a thing of the past entirely.

    I'll get negged for this again. But arguments will not be given. Ah. How I liked EG; it dropped down to the third place in recent months.
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  • MeBrains 27/01/2015

    My concern however is what that insane amount of success led to. As much as I became a big fan of PS3 eventually, the level of arrogance and lack of respect for gamers during its pre-launch and first year or so was staggering.
    The level of arrogance and lack of respect from gamers during its pre-launch and first year or so was staggering.

    ^^ fixed that for you.

    As, according to me, Sony had a lot of tech included in PS3 initially, including hardware BC! Comparing to the price a certain competitor launched at, it was a steal too!

    But gamers snuffed at it because of some ill-placed words, which were immediately bent into something negative and then repeated and rehearsed by the American media.

    The result? Generic hardware this time (not even a custom built, state of the art CPU!) and paid-for online.

    Nah. Competition is not always a good thing!

    (which is not to say I want a single-platform console scene)
    Reply -5
  • MeBrains 27/01/2015

    Sony released the PS2 as an underpowered system with two controller ports, no online built in, no 50/60hz support in Europe, etc.
    You can't be serious! That was a console designed almost two (!) decades ago and which gave us games like God of War - unseen of back in the day. What underpowered? What no online? You do remember it had DVD which was still in its infancy?

    They similarly released the PS3 at a ridiculous price tag with unfinished BluRay support, severely inferior online support, no achievements/trophies, etc.
    the PS3 was widely regarded as being the best bluray player, it can be argued it became the most performing console (eventually) and was packed to the brim with forward thinking tech!

    Also, PSN used to be free on PS3 and trophies were invented on PS2's Ratchet and Clank (if I remember well).

    Without competition they would not have gotten their act together. We need more than one strong competitor in this market.
    I doubt it since this gen. Competition brought us generic consoles, paid-for online and, were it not for the indies as well as Sony taking risks in that department, the same game experiences over and over again.

    Credit where credit's due!
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 27/01/2015

    Nobody needs a repeat of PS2 era domination; it only leads to hubris.
    Why not? What was so bad about it?

    (with which I'm not saying I do want a single-console market - mind)
    Reply -2
  • Unreal Engine 4 tech demo looks unnervingly realistic

  • MeBrains 27/01/2015

    the camera man must have some vampire blood running in his veins! No reflections huh?

    that said... EG, how low can you go ffs?!

    I mentioned before that, having HALF my screen infested by the browser bar (Chrome though - pretty minimal), the EG header and the most obnoxious of ads is too much! Only because of that, I'd put you on the adblocker list! But, hell I thought, they need their income...

    I tried hitting full screen on this video just now. Guess what happens. The full screen video plays behind a corrupted EG webpage!

    So, I'm sorry, but from now on, you'll be ad-blocked by me.

    edit: so that you can debug. I have a 200.000px (at least) height ad for HP on top and one in some French language which is not my own about "Décrouvrez la visite virtuelle du Salon de l'Auto 2015" on the right. I guess it is the top one messing up.
    Reply -1
  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • MeBrains 21/01/2015

    what's new really? I mean... this giant company with infinite resources has been promising this literally for years.

    Are we all so psyched now this will actually come to fruition this time?

    Please. Be my guest.




    or even the 1987 (Mac)

    hey. it's all good to get psyched over some things, but please. Stay real!

    thanks. :|
    Reply +10
  • Here's what DriveClub's upcoming Japanese track looks like

  • MeBrains 15/01/2015

    Also, this ISNT a sim racer IMHO.
    no, it isn't a SIM racer! Whoever here argues so?

    But it is a racing game gem. More than able to bring the actual sense of driving a high-powered car down tracks whichever time of the day, whichever weather. It arguably even is the most able racer out there - even in comparison to the standard franchises.
    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 15/01/2015

    give me back the NegCon already!

    Reply +2
  • Microsoft announces Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One

  • MeBrains 14/01/2015

    The pay to win option shouldn't be allowed in full price games.
    whoever in their right mind negged you for this?

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  • Wait, what? Xbox One just won an Emmy

  • MeBrains 13/01/2015

    no baby, "win" not "nominated".
    I stand corrected... err... honey.
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  • MeBrains 13/01/2015

    what Awards did Playstation win this year?
    Outstanding Achievements in Video Game Writing...
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 13/01/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar thanks. but what do you mean with "it works fine"? What can you do? I can't really imagine what extra's it brings... (and that's an honest question again) Reply +1
  • MeBrains 13/01/2015

    I still wonder how the Xbox One TV integration works outside of the main (US and UK, I suppose) territories? How does it work in Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Norway...? How integrated is it? Does the OneGuide function? And so on... honest question... Reply +5
  • Here's how Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings' lantern item works

  • MeBrains 13/01/2015

    never understood why the near-future stuff needed to be in there. to me, it broke all immersion.

    but that's a side-note. press and hold L3 huh? That's... err... interesting and quite informational.

    I guess.
    Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5m worldwide

  • MeBrains 07/01/2015

    @belziah they didn't m8. Reply 0
  • MeBrains 07/01/2015

    That was a lot of words to say nothing at all.

    Thanks for your effort?
    these lines tell me you seem to have found it hard to argue with what I wrote then.

    You're welcome! ;)
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  • MeBrains 07/01/2015

    You obviously weren't around for the end of PS2/launch of PS3 and your comment about a decent price is laughable.
    wasn't I? myea... if you say so o' Wise One.

    Luckily there is the internetz and are we able to look up some things from years prior and, as always, google is your friend.

    With PS3 having offered the vast amount of forward-thinking tech, I even have the impression that it has been one of the most value-for-money releases ever and it certainly has not been the most expensive console.

    Do I need to assume you started gaming in 2005 then, disregarding previous console prices?

    I take it you also forgot "next-gen starts when we say so....", where they then proceeded to get their arrogant arses handed to them.
    what about that marketing line makes you so riled up? How is it different to a producer mentioning their washing powder washes whiter than the competition?

    As mentioned before: to me it was / is hard to fathom exactly why Sony got attacked the way it was.

    Unfortunately, it has been and we are left with standard components now, (mostly) excluding forward-thinking tech from now on. And we pay for online... Thanks to game industry supporters like you?
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  • MeBrains 07/01/2015

    Also how many of those 360 sales were 2nd/3rd purchases to replace RRoD? I know I bought 2 360s (an original and a newer version) overall.

    I have wondered more and more as last-gen progressed. I sometimes have though 360 owners having bought into a single 360 console were the exception, rather than the norm...
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  • MeBrains 06/01/2015

    I have tried it and my impressions were that it doesn't justify the purchase of a PS4.
    fair enough. opinions differ. ;)

    (and... have not bought a PS4 either. DC makes me come close, but then again. When I play now, it's Elite. Why bother get a console already? There's ample time.)
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  • MeBrains 06/01/2015

    some of his quotes are completely bonkers.
    worthy of a true engineer then?
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  • MeBrains 06/01/2015

    Good news, though tempered with the thought that a successful Sony can and often has been an arrogant Sony.
    like last gen huh? where it brought us massive amounts of forward-thinking tech for quite an ok price? What do you mean?

    strong competition is vital.
    I'd agree mostly. But from last-gen to this in the games industry, that competition brought us only marginal amounts (if any?) of forward thinking tech, and paid-for online.
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 06/01/2015

    Nope, still not bought one and like others here I see no reason to, perfectly satisfied with my X1 and until some "must have" exclusive is released that cries out to me I don't see it changing any time soon.
    as a racing fan yourself. maybe you should give Driveclub a shot. I heard it is not as bad as some people made it out to be!

    Reply +4
  • The Mad Catz LYNX 9 is part controller, part Transformer

  • MeBrains 06/01/2015

    RAT9 and I was quite pleasantly surprised.
    ahh. the wireless one. I stuck to RAT5, which has a fixed "left wing", but an extendible rear, adaptable weights, a cotton-wrapped wire and a metal plate as its base. Feels very sturdy!

    It is the best and most comfortable mouse I ever had. Amazing piece of tech!

    As for this tech... I'm in the "myeeaaaaa... I don't know"-camp.
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  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • MeBrains 03/01/2015

    Horizon 2 actually has way more cars and a bigger world than Horizon 1 and is in every aspect better than DriveClub
    talking about flawed arguments. In every aspect as you say?


    Also in weather effects or, generally, graphics?


    feast your eyes on FH2's superiority...
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 02/01/2015

    Games are supposed to be reveiwed as they are, not what they have the potential to be after god knows how many patches.
    haha... this line made me remember how Obama (no less!) got the Nobel peace price... based on the promise of peace in a few great speeches!

    but the juice media is able to tell that line better
    Reply -3
  • Microsoft gives more CPU power to Xbox One developers

  • MeBrains 02/01/2015

    most of it seems to be focussed on camera/voice/AR features but they do have GPGPU libraries for physics.
    thanks. Interesting read and it does not seem to have been mentioned here...

    So, if I understand the article here and the last slide on that link well, MS is gradually removing the voice commands - although it was a core feature*, while Sony is improving them.

    * Shouldn't there be an outrage? I thought both voice and Kinect were touted as "integral parts" of the set-up and they have / are being removed? And I am genuinely wondering: how is the one's TV integration in countries outside the US and the UK? Does it work? Do you have the EPG?
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  • MeBrains 02/01/2015

    Sony released a new code to help out GPgpu performance in FW 2.0 yet EG does not talk about it.
    really? Seems to remain relatively unreported indeed. Maybe Sony's press department should be more clear about it? I don't know. Do you have a link?

    That said. From one of the best widely known console tech benchmarkers around, I would indeed expect a report about it. If it's out there, where's the article, DF?
    Reply +5
  • Games of 2014: Far Cry 4

  • MeBrains 29/12/2014

    he world somehow feels stale in comparison to its predecessor.
    yup. felt so already on FC3. There hardly is an emotional connection to any of its NPCs. Or at least, that's how I explain it...
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