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  • Overwatch the game versus Overwatch the esport

  • Mr.DNA 14/02/2018

    Dear Natalie,

    What exactly is a “typical” white, cis guy?

    Yours sincerely,

    White cis guy
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  • Super Lucky's Tale review

  • Mr.DNA 10/11/2017

    Better than Horizon: Zero Dawn. (This is totally the new “better than Halo”!) Reply 0
  • Ex-Uncharted developer alleges sexual harassment at Naughty Dog

  • Mr.DNA 15/10/2017

    Who the fuck sexually harasssd him? A gay dude? Because if she was hot he should have totally gone for it! Reply 0
  • XP is helping me to learn German

  • Mr.DNA 07/10/2017

    Eurogamer is based in Brighton. Of course their writers are going to be left-leaning. They always have been. As someone who is himself left-leaning this has never been an issue for me. The creeping SJW angle that the site has been heading towards for some time now is far more of a concern. Reply 0
  • Ruiner review

  • Mr.DNA 26/09/2017

    I don't think that it's the eloquence of Edwin's prose, or the overall level of his vocabulary that seems to rile some of the commenters here. It's the SJW bullshit that permeates many of his articles. "Nice Guys". "MRAs". Folk come to Eurogamer to find out whether or not a game is fun- not to feel as though they've stumbled onto some rabid Feminist Frequency diatribe. Reply 0
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 review

  • Mr.DNA 22/09/2017

    I bought this last week when it came out and I am having massive fun on my laptop with it. It is even better than the original, with more classes and abilities and options for how to proceed. It's one of those rare games where you find yourself thinking about it even when you're not playing, plotting your next move and pondering just how in the hell you're going to wipe out all SIX of those Magisters before they start decimating your party with a fiery deluge.

    The graphics are beautiful. I have a new 1060/i7 laptop and I'm just in awe of what Larian have done here. Colours are vibrant and really pop, the way that the camera allows you to zoom in close to objects to see their insane detail isn't getting old, and just spinning the camera around and getting a good hard look at everything that's going on is very rewarding and aesthetically pleasing. I very much recommend diving into this absolute gem of a game.
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  • Fans don't like Tomb Raider's awkward film poster

  • Mr.DNA 19/09/2017

    Lara Croft is an uppity English girl with a posh accent, suspenders and massive tits. WTF has happened?? Reply 0
  • Metroid: Samus Returns review

  • Mr.DNA 12/09/2017

    Martin doesn't seem to be a fan of adventure games in general. He wasn't too keen on Horizon: Zero Dawn either. Not everyone has similar tastes. Reply 0
  • DF Retro: we play every single Sega 32X game

  • Mr.DNA 13/08/2017

    You've got to love Leadbetter. Most folk just post the video- he has to write 2000 words and THEN post tjr other dude's vid! : ) Reply 0
  • How a Syrian refugee's story became a JRPG

  • Mr.DNA 04/08/2017

    Guys, it's an EET article. Of course there's going to be an SJW angle. It's what he does. Reply -3
  • Remembering G-Police, the best Blade Runner game ever

  • Mr.DNA 23/07/2017

    My mate had this game and I remember above all the great sense of style that it had. Homing in on targets with your little futuristic airship, in a decidedly noir setting, with th neon landscape glittering on the horizon was a rather unique feature for a late 90s PS1 game.

    And isn't it refreshing to read an EET comments section that hasn't descended into mudslinging? But then Erwin obviously has the feels for this game and so perhaps hasn't take time to consider the problematic plot, replete with hyper-masculinised, war hero protagonist Slater mansplaining his way through the evil corporation Nanosoft's inner sanctum in a transparently male-ego boosting mission to find out the truth about his sister.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner blazes through Trial of the Sword in under 44 minutes

  • Mr.DNA 11/07/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro I mean, who's to say the speed runner hasn't already spent hundreds of hours exploring at his own leisurely pace? Speed running is a separate pursuit to that which you describe; they don't have to bf mutually exclusive. Reply +9
  • Mercy me: in praise of gaming's greatest healer

  • Mr.DNA 10/07/2017

    @SteadyBarker The English language is not safe. If we aren't allowed to say that someone is a thug, what next? It used to be the right who got their knickers in a twist about this kind of stuff. It was the right who were vying to censor all and sundry until the world we inhabit was safe and sanitary and utterly fucking boring. Now it is the left who have taken over Mary Whitehouse's censorious mantle, and you can hardly fucking breathe without some delicate little flower word-shaming you for calling a video game character a thug.

    I think I'm going to go cry in a corner.
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  • Mr.DNA 10/07/2017

    @SteadyBarker I'm afraid that EET's immediate and unwavering decision to remove the word "thug", which is an honest-to-goodness, bona fide word that is in no way offensive to anyone, is indicative of the worrying tendency in today's world to jump at the even the merest hint of perceived offence. So what if someone is offended by the word "thug"? They can go and cry in a corner. Unwaveringly complying with the instantly-offended brigade and censoring commonly-used words without even checking to see if the word is, in fact, offensive, is a sad indictment on the way we are all headed. Reply 0
  • Mr.DNA 10/07/2017

    @SteadyBarker Um, the one person complaining about the word "thug" got their censorious wish and the offending, triggering term was removed. The people poohooing the illiberal removal of a standard, inoffensive word are the ones being ignored. Reply 0
  • Mr.DNA 10/07/2017

    @Kikizosan SJWs. It's kind of their job to find offence wherever they look. Reply -3
  • Mr.DNA 10/07/2017

    Another Edwin Evans-Thirwell article and, of course, you don't have to scan down far for the word "patriarchy" to jump out of the page. The edit to remove the harmless word "thug", at the first cry of racism, is especially excellent At this point I have to assume that EET is a brilliant caricature of a foaming SJW dreamt up by the Eurogamer staff, designed solely to piss me off. Reply -2
  • Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age review

  • Mr.DNA 10/07/2017

    I never completed this game back when it was released and I can't wait to dive back in and give it another whirl. The updates to the music, graphics and gameplay all appear to be considerable and this is looking to be a summer treat and a half. Reply +2
  • Jelly Deals roundup: Shadow of Mordor, The Surge, The Art of Overwatch, and more

  • Mr.DNA 08/07/2017

    Valkyria Chronicles for under 8 quid is crazy good if you haven't played it yet. Reply +3
  • Games and the delights of accidental creativity

  • Mr.DNA 08/07/2017

    I've never really played Minecraft myself properly, only having watched my nephew's game, although I did have a bash at the Fallout 4 map editor thing. And I was abysmal. I spent an hour building a two-story "house" that would hold all of the town's residents and my companions, and whilst I started off with lofty plans the resultant windowless shack with beds arranged dormitory-style left much to be desired. Reply +2
  • Danger Zone review

  • Mr.DNA 30/05/2017

    @BBIAJ Oh yes, all hail the mighty Thimble... um... I mean...

    I'm sorry but I genuinely have never heard of any of those fucking games.
    Reply -5
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

  • Mr.DNA 24/05/2017

    @riceNpea With the joke, of course, being that Alan Partridge is precisely the sortof pedantic bell-end who would make such a correction when the term "Frankenstein" is common parlance for a mishmash of assorted parts. Reply -3
  • The hidden echoes of Resident Evil 7's remixed house

  • Mr.DNA 14/05/2017

    From the sprawling insanity of Jet Set Willy's opulent residence to the creepy incongruity of Maniac Mansion's, er, mansion, video games have treated us to some truly memorable old houses. For me though the castle in Demon's Souls' 1-1- in the heart of Boletaria- holds a special place in my subconscious. Playing through that place for the first time felt more like having been transported to another world than anything else I'd previously encountered. Reply +3
  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • Mr.DNA 24/03/2017

    I generally enjoy Martin's writing, although in the space of only a few short weeks he has denounced the superlative Horizon Zero Dawn as iterative and generic fare, and lauded the Switch's deeply threadbare and unsatisfying launch line-up. I want what he's having! Reply +8
  • Watch: 11 hidden details in Fallout 4's Nuka World trailer

  • Mr.DNA 18/08/2016

    I've been playing Bethesda games since Morrowind (albeit, admittedly, on the original Xbox), and it's the first Bethesda game where I didn't immediately play right from the beginning again as a different character. It didn't have the same spark of ingenuity or originality of its predecessor, nor was its replay value as strong as the Elder Scrolls games before it. I have been disinterested in the DLC so far, and I'd love to see the difference between its and Skyrim's DLC sales figures.

    Lots of soul-searching for BGS for their next projects in my opinion.
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  • The Eurogamer Podcast - Overwatch, Doom and Total War: Warhammer

  • Mr.DNA 27/05/2016

    Hyphen! Reply 0
  • The secrets of Dark Souls lore explained and explored

  • Mr.DNA 15/04/2016

    I enjoy ENB's channel and have been watching his play through of Dark Souls 3 with interest. It's nice being one step ahead of this dude whose job at this point largely consists of making money off of Dark Souls YouTube videos. And it's nice to have the lore delivered in a straightforward manner as opposed to VaatiVidya's quasi-mystical wank.

    Oh, great long article Rich! It's easy to see why you have become Eurogamer'a go-to Souls man!
    Reply +3
  • Dark Souls 3 and the meaning of 'utsukushi'

  • Mr.DNA 01/03/2016

    I imported Demon's Souls from the states after reading Keza MacDonald's spellbinding Eurogamer review, and the hype has been rendered all-too-scintillating real after hungrily consuming Aoife's masterful preview. March is simply a burden that we all have to grin and bear ourselves through. Reply +1
  • Ellie Gibson on: Manual Stimulation

  • Mr.DNA 09/01/2016

    Hyphen! Reply 0
  • Games of 2015 no 5: The Witcher 3

  • Mr.DNA 28/12/2015

    Much like my experience playing Grand Theft Auto IV, I thought that The Witcher 3 was easily in my top 3 all-time games when I was 10 hours into playing it. TW3's appeal lasted for many more tens of hours than GTA 4, although the same problem became apparent with both games- they became far too repetitive. I must have spent 40-50 hours clearing Velen's map before heading to Skellige (and there was STILL tons to do), although by the time that I did eventually reach the rocky island I was just absolutely burnt out by the samey quests and the samey combat and activities.

    Don't get me wrong, I had MAD fun getting really absorbed with Gwent and collecting rare cards and just being in awe of what CDProject had managed to achieve with the game- the character development, cut-scenes, dialogue and overall richness and scale of the world were all peerlessly impressive- although for me the gameplay became stale after a (good long) while, and despite urging myself onwards I could never muster up the will to actually complete the game. After 80 or so full hours of play, admittedly, but I just couldn't be arsed with it any more.
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  • Takahashi's castle: An RPG master's journey from Final Fantasy to Xenoblade

  • Mr.DNA 29/11/2015

    Am I the only one who is concerned that the more rock-focussed soundtrack in Xenoblade Chronicles X will just in no way match up to the grandeur of the music in the original? I know that there is a lot more to a game than just music, although the themes heard throughout the first game are in my opinion some of the most beautiful tunes ever devised- not just in games- and so anything less will invariably harm the atmosphere of exploring. Reply +2
  • Moogles confirmed for Final Fantasy 15

  • Mr.DNA 09/11/2015

    The fact that Moogles (and airships, and chocobos, and Firaga, and Blizzaga, and a world map) were not a part of the initial design document, to be replaced by four emo twats twatting about in a convertible, is reason enough to fear the worst for this near-certain abomination. Reply +5
  • Does Metal Gear Solid 5's Eva costume DLC really have a "tactical advantage?"

  • Mr.DNA 21/10/2015

    @simpleexplodingmaybe Yep, because if Kojima had just said from the start that Quiet would have jiggly tits on parade because, let's face it, tits are totally fucking awesome, then the likes of Aoife Wilson would have instead held their hands up and said "fair enough", instead of withering on about how misogynostic it all is.

    *rolls eyes until they are firmly lodged in my fucking cerebellum*
    Reply -2
  • The Eurogamer podcast returns to debate the highs and lows of 2015

  • Mr.DNA 27/09/2015

    Hyphen! Reply +2
  • So, Mr Kojima, do we feel "ashamed" over Quiet?

  • Mr.DNA 04/09/2015

    I'm a heterosexual guy, and I love tits. Not boobs, or boobies, or breasts. Tits. Even just PASSING a bakery, and getting a quick swatch of the cherry bakewells in the window, gives me a full-on steel pole erection. As a man I think about sex every 6 seconds, and I think about tits at LEAST every two or three.

    Small tits. Pointy tits. Misshapen tits. Fake tits. Perky tits. Droopy tits. One tit bigger than the other. Tits with comically large nipples. In fact all manner of wonderfully succulent tits course through my sex-addled, testosterone-fuelled man brain every other second of the day.

    Hideo Kojima is also a heterosexual man. And as a man the above varieties of tits- and a whole cacophony of others- blaze through his tit-infested mind all through the day. Leave him the fuck alone.
    Reply -3
  • Ashes of the Singularity: the first DX12 gaming benchmark tested

  • Mr.DNA 17/08/2015

    I do not own a gaming PC and I do not understand anything at all in this entire article, although as a kid who used to wait patiently each month until I could buy my copy of Mean Machines it is just really fucking cool to hear Richard Leadbetter's voice. Whatever happened to Oz and Radion Automatic?! Reply +4
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 gets a surprise, huge patch

  • Mr.DNA 21/07/2015

    KotOR 2, with the Restored Content mod applied, is simply one of the greatest RPGs of all time. I enjoyed games such as the Witcher, Fallout and Skyrim, although for sheer player agency where you can either be sweetness and light or a vicious psychopathic nut-job, nothing quite compares to Obsidian's seminal masterpiece. The original was a wonderful game but the sequel, especially with the added mod, offers gameplay that modern role-playing games just can't compete with.

    What a great time to play this classic if you either haven't before, or else played it without the all-conquering mod!
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  • Video: Arkham Knight, Mass Effect Andromeda and a mystery thing - The Eurogamer Show

  • Mr.DNA 28/06/2015

    We're all thinking it: how can a Northern Irish chick that hot know anything about games? Do any of us even know a girl who is knowledgable about games? Like, really knowledgable? Never mind a fucking 9/10 rarity like that?

    Well I don't. Carry on.
    Reply +1
  • Tales of Zestiria to get Western release this October

  • Mr.DNA 12/06/2015

    @Laythe_AD I agree with your sentiments. Tales of Xillia was an above average JRPG, although after the dizzy heights of the sublime Tales of Vesperia it was a comparatively lukewarm experience. I would have gobbled up a sequel to Vesperia although Xillia 2 just did not entice me one bit. Hopefully this new game will have the depth and the character and the role-playing goodness that has been missing from the last couple of entries. Reply 0
  • Everyone thinks Fallout 4 is out this year

  • Mr.DNA 04/06/2015

    Todd Howard said in an interview with a German magazine in 2013 that the next game would have the shortest period of time between the announcement and the release. When there was no announcement at the end of 2014 the smart money was firmly on an E3 2015 announcement and a late-2015 release. I have no idea what drugs those assuming otherwise have been on. Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 15's brotastic TGS trailer gets an English dub

  • Mr.DNA 15/12/2014

    Side Quests
    Weapon Upgrades
    Armour Upgrades

    I am a firm believer in the gaming maxim that the best games don't give the fans what they think they want; they give the fans what they don't even know that they want. Square Enix have shown that they are incapable of the latter. And so please. For the love of God. Give us what we want.
    Reply +8
  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King review

  • Mr.DNA 02/10/2014

    Simon Parkin is my favourite ever video game journalist. His writing is incredibly rich and immensely enjoyable to read. Parkin to review Bloodborne, Welsh. You know it makes sense! Reply 0
  • FIFA 15 review

  • Mr.DNA 23/09/2014

    Yes... yes... yes.. yes... yes... YEEEESSSSSSSSS! That- was a goal!


    Bing bang, stick it in- thank you, goodnight!

    Twat! That was liquid football!

    Uh- SHIIIIT! Did you see that!?? He must have a foot like a traction engine!

    The... proof is in the pudding.. and the pudding in this case... is a football. BOOF! Eat my goal! The goalie has got football pie... all over his shirt.
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  • Bastard of the Old Republic

  • Mr.DNA 21/09/2014

    BioWare have absolutely gone backwards since this seminal effort. They used to make CRPG games that boasted incredible depth, superlative writing and gripping minute-to-minute gameplay; Baldur's Gate and KotOR are rightly considered as being two of the very best role-playing games ever created. I enjoyed the Mass Effect series, although it is but a pale imitation of the role-playing goodness that KotOR offered. In KotOR you were constantly in awe as you were playing, understanding that you could be experiencing the game in a fantastically different manner, and looking forward to doing just that in your next play-through.

    In Mass Effect it didn't really matter too much whether you were a Paragon or a Renegade- apart from a few set-piece moments here and there the game played almost identically regardless of how you acted. KotOR allowed you to be deliciously and wantonly evil if you so chose; Mass Effect allowed you to be a bit of a dick, with your dickish actions being more or less the same as the less dickish equivalent. I did enjoy playing through Mass Effect, although it was a gargantuan step backwards from KotOR in terms of allowing the player the freedom to play the game in a variety of ways.

    I am currently playing through the restored content mod of KotOR II for the second time this year, playing as a light side character, and it just absolutely craps all over just about every other RPG that has been released since. Playing KotOR today is at once a beautiful and a depressing experience. I marvel at the storytelling and the quality of the voice acting and the meaty, substantial characters, and I wince when I realise that its like has never been seen since, and may never be seen again.

    Thank you, John Walker, for what is without doubt one of the very best articles ever erected on this site. More of this sort of thing as we move forward into a new Eurogaming era, Mr Welsh!
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  • Microsoft's E3 press conference

  • Mr.DNA 09/06/2014

    Three Scottish presenters, if your count the Xbox Live monkey who did his bit along side Major Cunt bag... uh... Nelson. Represent! Reply 0
  • Transistor review

  • Mr.DNA 20/05/2014

    I remember Supergiant's Greg Kasavin writing, after he left Gamespot, that he would do everything within his power to create top-scoring games. Looks like the ex Editor-in-Chief was absolutely true to his word. Reply +4
  • Video: Let's Replay Thief: The Dark Project

  • Mr.DNA 23/02/2014

    I really enjoy these videos, although I wish that they were longer. I would have happily sat and listened to the knowledgeable Paul Dean and the always-amusing Ellie Gibson as they play and remembered the entirety of this classic level. Reply 0
  • Witness PS4's The PlayRoom, as demoed by Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T

  • Mr.DNA 14/11/2013

    Ice-T is one of the most amazing human beings on the planet. Reply -4
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One review

  • Mr.DNA 11/11/2013

    BioShock Infinite is one of the most egregiously overrated games of all time. Pretentious and nonsensical plot coupled with substandard FPS mechanics. I just did not understand the insane fanfare that that game received. Reply +7
  • Mass Effect 4 teaser images released by BioWare

  • Mr.DNA 09/11/2013

    I found Mass Effect to be an incredibly disappointing and lightweight role-playing game after the depth of KotOR. Reply 0