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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • Moribundman 05/05/2015

    Hey Eurogamer, how about a new story on Sony's woeful response to the PSNow Beta breaking PS+ for UK gamers? Sixaxis, PushSquare et al are running this story and you can see the thread in full here...
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  • 80 Days dev gives Sorcery! 3 iOS and Android release date

  • Moribundman 09/04/2015

    OK EG. Guess I'm still talking to myself. Reply 0
  • Moribundman 09/04/2015

    These are great. For those into this, might I also recommend the "Lonewolf Saga" app on Android? It's free (you only pay if you want to add "save slots" rather than playing from the start of each book if you die) but it allows you to work your way through the full 20 book Lone Wolf Gamebook series (which was also released free of charge online by Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles now a three-part series set in China, India, Russia

  • Moribundman 31/03/2015

    I bought the Season Pass for Unity (don't laugh) - so since everyone else has got pretty much everything that offered and China was to be included in that deal, I suppose I will still get China free. Yay.

    My question is this - since these games actually look great fun, there's a good chance I will buy the season pass for them. So do I pay the same as everyone else for the privilege even though I will in effect only be paying for two episodes?
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  • Ubisoft delays Assassin's Creed: Unity's next major patch

  • Moribundman 17/12/2014

    Still haven't fixed Initiates. Reply 0
  • Moribundman 16/12/2014

    When do those who bought a season pass get the game from that list? Not yet. Reply 0
  • Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

  • Moribundman 15/12/2014

    Windows 7 (or UNIX). Steam. Android. PS4.

    I am fine thankyou Microsoft. I do not need MS Wheel 10.
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  • Sucker Punch explains inFamous DLC frame-rate boosts

  • Moribundman 08/09/2014

    The "Ultimate Collectors Edition" should shift a few hundred thousand copies then right? Assuming the whole potential audience hasn't already bought both games...

    Edit: Really? Still not readable by other users? I'd set up an alternate profile like the actual trolls on here do, but I can't be bothered to do so if you will censor me, a long term community member, for politely speaking my mind.
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  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • Moribundman 28/08/2014

    You see EG, this is good! Don't focus on one game or publisher which is not the worst offender and I will not throw my toys out of the pram and get blocked from the view of other forum users by you.

    Intelligently argued and balanced. Top video.
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  • Footage leaks of a new Assassin's Creed: Unity challenge mode

  • Moribundman 26/08/2014

    So do we think other time periods might make an appearance in the main game too? Seems odd that they would create textures and environments for time periods not covered by previous games (ie. Jazz age etc) and restrict these only to one off mini levels...? Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is more than meets the Eagle's eye

  • Moribundman 13/08/2014

    Is this game no longer inescapably evil and misogynistic in EG's eyes now then? Reply 0
  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • Moribundman 30/07/2014

    I agree with the "fuck EA" sentiment, but I think we should have the option of adding this as an "app" just like we do with Netflix, Amazon Instant, Now TV etc which are all paid subscription services on top of PS+.

    Hoping in the interests of subscriber choice they reconsider (and EA let them...) TBH so far the PS4 offerings on PS+ are pretty weak arcade/indie games and this would have bolstered my PS4 catalogue without having to shell out Ł60 a game for new keepable titles.
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  • The Walking Dead: Amid the Ruins review

  • Moribundman 25/07/2014

    @royben-ami Haven't read a review of the Mafia series then? ;-) Reply 0
  • UK changing approach to illegal torrents

  • Moribundman 22/07/2014

    They need to release content in the UK quicker then, and Netflix et al need to make the same content available worldwide.

    Half the people I know who use Torrentz own Netflix subs, Amazon subs, etc etc as well as huge DVD/BluRay/VHS collections but you cannot see the latest eps of your fave show you will watch them that way before buying the boxset or seeing it on UK Netflix.

    If you live in an English speaking country, which doesn't show (for example) the full episodes of the Daily Show any more, or the current season of the Simpsons, you should be given a legal way of accessing this. The Daily Show is ridiculous in that it requires you to trick your broser into thinking you are US based just to see clips from that weeks show.

    I don't mind paying, I *do* mind waiting when Americans have immediate and free access.

    Exactly the same applies in reverse for those Americans who want to watch Doctor Who, Sherlock etc.
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  • Uncharted 4 is pushing for 1080p60 on PlayStation 4

  • Moribundman 21/07/2014

    Just got a PS4 having migrated from 360 and would heartily endorse a PS4 remastered version of this trilogy (as well as Mass Effect). Reply 0
  • Microsoft offers select Xbox 360 users $75 rebates for buying Xbox Ones

  • Moribundman 09/07/2014

    So I could buy an Xbone, for $75 off, sell it back to CeX or somewhere for a profit and buy a PS4? YAY! Thanks MicroSoft! Reply 0
  • The Wolf Among Us' first season concludes next week

  • Moribundman 04/07/2014

    I've been ghosted due to going against the editorial grain, and this wind up merchant is still happily posting? Reply 0
  • Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over allegedly using her likeness

  • Moribundman 03/07/2014

    I think Phil Collins is the only one who could legitimately win a case like this... Reply 0
  • BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member in DAI

  • Moribundman 02/07/2014

    @Eurogamer How come as a long standing community member my posts can no longer be read by anyone other than myself, without any prior warning to me? Am I in the sinbin for being (respectfully and intelligently) critical of Tom's editorial? Disappointed not to be able to participate in the free and open discussion and sorry if I have broken any Ts & Cs, but as I say, wasn't informed there was a problem, my posts don't show as deleted by a mod, they just don't show if I log out and view the vanilla site. Slightly disappointed but respectful of your slightly secretive decision nonetheless. Reply 0
  • Moribundman 01/07/2014

    @Ayche Add Brody Stevens to my party.

    The definitive last word in shades of gayness courtesy of Joe Rogan and Brody Stevens.
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  • Moribundman 01/07/2014

    Personally I would like my party to consist of a gay Qunari thief, a lesbian elf inquisitor, a bicurious haemaphrodite dwarf and a straight human Canadian warrior who feels the need to gossip about about all of the others to worldwide news outlets at every conceivable opportunity. Reply 0
  • Moribundman 01/07/2014

    Steady Mr Gaydar; you do know you're doing an interview with Eurogamer right? This will be blown up on the front of some smalltown newspaper in Australia within the week!! Reply 0
  • Does Assassin's Creed Unity feel like a generational leap?

  • Moribundman 25/06/2014

    I heard the damerate drops dramatically in multiplayer. Reply 0
  • Don't judge Far Cry 4 by its cover, says game director

  • Moribundman 25/06/2014

    I was always pissed off with Star Fox because it let me play as a Fox but not as a Badger. I think all the lumbering idiots on here saying "it doesn't matter - badgers don't fly spacecraft" are missing the point that the devs don't foster diversity. I fully intend to write a lengthy, well-meaning but preachy editorial, evoking Brian May. Just because its mostly Foxes flying Arwings doesn't mean positive images of Badgers, or at least the choice to be a badger shouldn't be there.

    In order to make a stand, I will be employing several more badgers for my writing staff. This is not "positive discrimination"; badgers make up a sizable proportion of gamers, and have been sorely under represented on our editorial team for too long. One cannot write about Nintendo being anti-Badger for failing to include any badger pilots if one employs discriminatory or biased employment practices oneself...

    I would also like to apologise to Nintendo for singling them out for the perceived exclusion of Badgers from the Starfox series, when EA were publishing inflamatory annualised games like "Badger Baiter '98" to little or no editorial reaction...
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  • Moribundman 25/06/2014

    EG, @StartRunning is right. Unless people are doing something conspicuously nasty during development, you really REALLY do not need to rally around causes that are not here present. GTA has frequent mysogeny, violence and swears, and it is there for us all to observe today. This doesn't to the best of your knowledge, but you want to explore the POSSIBILITY that Ubisoft might be sexist or racist?

    Non-stories letting us know you are thoroughly nice blokes who would be very annoyed about sexism and racism WERE IT to rear its ugly head don't really convey any gaming news, they just stir up a froth of sensationalism. Are you becoming some sort of bastard gaming spawn of the click whoring Mail and the Heart Bleed Guardian?

    Or do you just plain have a problem with Ubisoft?

    "Ubisoft might not have women in the multiplayer part of their unreleased game, which we haven't seen or played yet!"

    "Ubisoft aren't being racist in their unreleased game which we haven't seen or played yet - whats more they have told us the goodie and the baddie are both Asian and the rest of the baddies and goodies are not all exclusively Black/Asian/White so everything's alright. Stand down."
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity: everything we know so far

  • Moribundman 24/06/2014

    Pleased to see this (especially to see you not just smearing and pillorying it for a presumably innocent, short-sighted design decision, EG).

    Am assuming that with all the talk about waiting for next gen until they released such a populous city this bodes well for Victorian London in a future instalment?
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  • Moribundman 24/06/2014

    Characters, combat, co-op, callous disregard for women... Reply 0
  • Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale's triumphant return to its comedic roots

  • Moribundman 23/06/2014

    @spongebob Agreed. Peculiarly this doesn't really make it clear. On reading the full copy, and noting that this is as yet unavailable even to pre-order on Steam, it is clearly a "first look" preview. The intro reads more like a review, but the absence of any comment on release date (as is usually present on previews) further adds to confusion.

    EG is all going a bit weird at the moment. Is everything alright, guys?

    Still, at least you can play as a man and a lady in this one so we can all be supportive and in a safe place about it... ;-P
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  • Moribundman 23/06/2014

    Had they not done this, Firefly would have been an absolute must. I feel like this will be a bit too similar for them to do both, but if it can have its own identity and be as fun, spiky and deep as Firefly I think a Borderlands will benefit from not having to adhere/stay true to a TV show and movie, and also the real world issue of working around the schedules of actors like Nathan Fillion who is presumably busy filming Castle... Reply 0
  • Moribundman 23/06/2014

    I'd love to see Telltale do a "new-Telltale" version of Sam & Max or a property like Venture Brothers or Archer (they've already collaborated with the creators of VB and as I understand it Patrick Warburton is v/o-ing the Borderlands series...)

    VB and Archer would suit Telltale's cell shaded style really well, and allow them to return to a more comedic style game. Ditto a reimagined Sam & Max referencing the comics more rather than the 3D pastel coloured overcomplicated world S3 had grown into.

    I love TWD and TWAU, and I am keen to play Borderlands despite never quite finishing the first game as well as Game of Thrones.
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  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Moribundman 19/06/2014

    I feel like it would ease your tattered nerves, Tom, if games wranglingly acknowledged their foibles - casual sexism, needless violence, ouvert sweariness, in some sort of cigarette packet warning on the box; a sort of industry forced self-shaming. People would still buy "sexist" games though.

    You have some good points, but you seem very fixated on this particular issue. As others have pointed out - why single out sexism? Why not include racism? Homophobia? Transphobia?

    You also picked a very innocuous game to launch this attack with. Take GTA V and its nasty mean spirited portrayal of every female character featured; especially the strippers with little personality and no redeeming features - they are effectively cg softcore porn vids, not fleshed out people.

    And yet you line your broadside up with Ubisoft and specifically Assassins Creed Unity *simply due to the apparent absence of female multiplayer avatars*. We are currently unaware whether the MP characters will have distinct personalities or just be alternate non-speaking versions of Arno when viewed from the players perspective. So in that respect, in the greater scheme of things, while it is disappointing that there is not a female option, it could be seen to be jumping the gun to get so upset with Ubi about this one point.

    Ubisoft have a proven track record of featuring female protagonists in games, including female MP characters in past AC titles, strong female characters in the present day sections of the games, and where historically appropriate within the historic setting (eg. Lucretia Borgia, Caterina Sfoza).

    Its almost like you see the worst offender behaving badly in the school playground, but you don't pick your metaphorical fight him because his parents are rich and he has lots of friends, instead you pick on the weird weedy French kid who you know isn't going to hit you back, or at least not hard...

    I would also like to return to an argument raised on your previous thread about EG's staffing - if there is such injustice in this world on the basis of sexism, you really should put your money where your mouth is and recruit more female voices. Not neccessarily positive discrimination, but I know there are plenty of avid female gamers, plenty of outspoken female critics and writers, and yet you only have Ellie among the boys.

    It is admirable that you are doggedly sticking with this issue and pursuing it as spomething of an EG crusade, but until you direct it at the worst offenders rather than the weakest targets, until you recognise other forms of discrimination (rather than being discriminating as to what discrimination you choose to recognise or acknowledge) and until you "show don't tell" and give these sexist male gamers/producers lots of new Rhianna Pratchetts on the EG staff, all you are doing is self hating and finger wagging at your audience and your customers...
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition doesn't really have 40 endings

  • Moribundman 17/06/2014

    Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Purple and Orange and Blue... Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4

  • Moribundman 16/06/2014

    (FYI Ubisoft, GTA Online uses Michael's animations for the female characters and Trevors for the male ones)

    (Just putting it out there)
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  • Moribundman 16/06/2014

    You guys are all missing the point. There are only 100 comments on this thread...

    "Why can't I play a female version of Trevor?"
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  • Moribundman 16/06/2014

    @whizzedout I feel like the work they've done building the wildlife for next gen GTA V can only be in the interests of laying the groundwork for a next gen RDR, whether thats a remake or (more likely) a sequel...

    Another intriguing possibility is that R* may meet us half way and release an expansion to GTA Online set in a 21st century New Austin/Blackwater. I can just see them tinkering away at the RDR map adding a modern city using the San Andreas toolset and upping the res... (Half the work is already done) Just like they are inevitably tinkering away with the GTA4 Liberty City Map for an inevitable paid DLC GTA Online next gen release...
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  • Final Fantasy 14 boss lobbying Microsoft for cross-platform play

  • Moribundman 16/06/2014

    Really, this is what all games should aim for in the future. MS are shy about it because they still like to sell gold servers like they are some sort of exceptional service streets ahead of PS+ or PC and they don't want that particular emperor seen in the altogether... Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is a backward step for progressive games

  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    God almighty Tom I consider myself to be a "wooly liberal Guardian reading feminist" etc. But this this degree of anger is taking the piss. You come across like Greg Proops on his boring preachy period... Reply 0
  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    Please can my rooftop leaping assassin be in a wheelchair? Reply 0
  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    @jamieleng I imagine our French friends will have a fully Francophile version, just as they did of the game where you played as an English Templar and the game where you played as his Welsh Dad. They will view us ignorant British and Americans with the same degree of pity and contempt that they view all non French speakers any way.

    Which brings me to "games not exclusively rammed down your throat in the French tongue are a step backwards..."
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  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    C'est une jeux Francais (Parisiene). Le Francais est culturellement sexiste, n'est pas? ;-)

    Prendre votre croisade pour les Sir Tom le chevalier blanc!
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  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    Also AC:Unity - Gee Willikers there's a lilly livered disgustin' lack of repurr'ntation of 'Murican player characters. Ah don't wanna swagger round as some darn cheese eatin' surrender monkey with a gaddam limey accent... Whurs mah white murican assassin? Damned If ah haven't had one of those since Desmond died.

    Ay-rab... Eye-tal-yin... Injun... Wummun... A Wale???? Black guy... an' now some damn Frenchman that sounds freakin briddish! MAH DADDY DIDN'T COME OVER THERE AN SAVE YER HIDES SO YOU CAN POPULATE MAH GAMES WITH DIVERSE NATIONS, GENDERS AND ETHNICITIES!!!! WHEN WILL THIS SERIES TAKE A GADDAM STEP FORWARD??????? A 'MURICAN STEP!!!!
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  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    This backwards step started with AC Liberation where I was disgusted to find out I was unable to choose a male playable character, the representation of the only male assassin characters were as a black man who was insultingly dressed as a tribal African in the EIGHTEENTH CENTURY UNITED STATES and an effeminate white man and it DIDN'T EVEN HAVE an MP mode in the HD edition... "DEAR SIR!!!" Reply 0
  • Moribundman 12/06/2014

    Sorry, wasn't the point that you are all playing Arno (in your own game) and the other players appear as one of Arno's mates to you during co-op?

    I understand that you could conceivably have a woman/black/dwarf/one-armed co-assassin but if all of them are supposed to be performing actions and blending in as Arno would, presumably in an 18th century Parisian setting they would stand out or at least do things differently if they were not white men?

    Before you throw your toys out of the pram please wait for the game to come out. I suspect there will be one heck of a lot more revalations to come including DLC or further MP modes with female protagonists. They have been working on this game and holding focus groups *before AC3 was released* so you can safely assume that you ain't seen nothing yet about this game and the rug will be firmly pulled out from under you by some of the yet to be revealled details.

    Also Ubi's AC Initiates site has introduced a load of the new modern day assassins characters which I can assume will appear or at least be namechecked in AC5. One of them would appear to be transgender. No "Shock Horror" about that reveal but a maturely dealt progressive step.
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  • BioWare: Mass Effect 4 will reference original trilogy but remain separate

  • Moribundman 11/06/2014

    I assume you are in a completely different part of the galaxy because the events at the end of ME3 fried all the Mass Effect Relays and this catapulted the protagonist (or the protagonist's ancestor) to the other side of the universe in a freak accident. The new series will be some sort of Star Trek Voyagerish attempt to get back to the Core systems by a stranded crew encompassing all original trilogy races but not subject to any of the crazy changes at the end of ME3 because they were at the other end of the Universe. Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One this autumn

  • Moribundman 10/06/2014

    Sorry Gold sub, loved my 360 but the very last reason to renew you this autumn just drove out of town at alarmingly high speed. Reply 0
  • Moribundman 10/06/2014

    @GooseUK That's definitely true, but MS seem to think they can sell consoles based on rereleasing Halo ad nauseum. I didn't honestly see any encouraging exclusives from them that set them apart from Sony,and even Titanfall 2 is rumoured to be coming to PS4. The little things on PS4 were encouraging - GRIM FUCKING FANDANGO for goodness sake! It really seems more like Sony are considering what people are after and taking more of a Steam-like approach to balancing blockbusters/exclusives/indies these days rather than cynically deciding to shovel a bit more Halo down peoples gullible necks. The most encouraging thing about the MS conference is the lack of Kinect wankery. Still not enough to keep me on the MS side after being an Xbot for 7 years though... Reply 0
  • Moribundman 10/06/2014

    My Xbox Gold profile expires August/September. I have my mother in law over from the US in August, and assuming this is out on PS4 around September I see a shrewd purchase of a PS4, followed by this, followed by AC Unity, TLOU and an Uncharted compilation as a fine way to put my much loved but tired 360 to bed and return to Sony's open arms. Reply 0
  • Moribundman 10/06/2014

    @Steve8282 1. The idea is, particularly GTA online will expand and continue through this gen. It will surpass the 360/PS3 origins - just look at TF2 still evolving after 7 years... 2. Just look at the f***ing grass on that shot of Trevor and tell me no additional detail is required or appreciated! Reply 0
  • Moribundman 10/06/2014

    What would be extremely cool would be if R* released new hubs to promote sales on next gen - Liberty City as a GTA Online environment (little tweaking needed, surely? Models could just be imported into the new engine with slight tweaking to make garages and apartments accessible); an expanded version of the rural area around Lludendorf, North Yankton leaning more towards a snowy Blaine county vibe with Fargo style missions; a 21st century Blackwater and New Austin which is essentially in almost the right format, and if a city was built over the prairies etc with some smaller wilderness and desert areas around it, this would give R* a great opp to further satirise both the decline of the frontier that RDR began, and to offer a modern R* take on Texas/the Mexican border. Other ideas could include an expansion of Bullworth to cover Ivy League New England and perhaps even Vice City - although I suspect R* would want to release a next gen iteration of this with a brand new design in a brand new game since the design has changed substantially in the last ten years... If Next gen games like Assassins Creed and No Mans Sky are to offer seamless transition between exterior and interior locations and hubs/levels, hopefully R* would have the power to drive to an airport and hop to another "lobby" ie another city just as easily as you would jump to another server when you have a tank spammer. The beauty of this idea is, particularly with Liberty City, much of the work has already been done and it would be a case of importing rather than designing from scratch... Reply 0
  • Moribundman 10/06/2014

    I'd like to see an official statement from R* confirming that GTA Online progress/characters will be transferrable - particularly cross-platform (that is to say 360->PS4 or PS3->Xbone). Really excited at the new trailer and I will definitely buy the game again, but keeping my character is the difference between "pre-order instabuy" and "buy when it's on sale". This is more and more important in an age when some people have substantially invested in their online characters with real world money... None of the DLC released to date carries a mandatory fee (only a fee to top up ingame cash) so technically MS and Sony should not really have any paid-content-related right to bar R* from letting players keep their characters. Lets be honest, both companies stand to gain as many "refugees" from the other platform next generation (even though online word of mouth would suggest a massive slant towards 360 to PS4 migrants vs the other way round for those changing horse)... Reply 0