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  • It seems Samus Amiibo interfere with Moscow's metro barriers

  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @vyacheslavmostitsky
    Moscow resident here.

    Unfortunately that's not true. The confusion here is that the gates in moscow metro seems to be opened all the time, but in fact they're actually closed. You need to place your card on the reader to "unlock" it and go past them. If you don't, the gates quickly shuts right before you, possibly injuring your private parts.

    You can see that green light dissapeared really quickly it supposed to stay green until you're past the gates. And you can hear the clack noise of the gates closing and the phrase "Nu-uh".
    Good info. You can actually do this with any NFC enabled object. For instance my credit card is one of those contactless ones. I accidentally swiped it at a train barrier here instead of my pass and wondered why the barriers weren't opening even though the light flashed.

    Early morning, what can I say? :D

    Anyway, I guess this means the light is saying an NFC device has been detected, rather than it being accepted.
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    I'm trying to figure out what made him try this.

    At what point do you think "Let's see if these ticket barriers will open for my Samus figure"?
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  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @George-Roper - I think that has all been covered in one place or another.

    One of the Unity "shit be broken" articles did mention specifically that Tom came across bugs, but nothing as severe as missing faces and falling through floors. I think path finding amongst other minor annoyances were mentioned, but that's reflected in the final score I feel.

    Also, I seem to remember them discussing each platform separately as a waste of time and money. Do you pay more people to play each format? Does the one person play them all? If so, for how long? The whole game may be 40 hours or more (and it is the more expansive games that tend to be buggy for obvious reasons), would you expect them to play through three versions of the same game just in case?

    What about the fact PR companies are often difficult to get one copy of the game from, let alone one for each format. What then? Do they wait until release day, get all formats, then play through them all THEN review the game?
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @George-Roper I dunno. Maybe EG would disagree with me, but at this very moment in time I don't think there is an answer. EG have taken good steps but over the last few months games have been broken in new and exciting (and unexpected) ways.

    Like Unity. EG put out a review with a score. Tom said he didn't experience any of the game breaking bugs that we have... Yet there they are. I know him just well enough to know that he'd say if it was broken so I don't think he's lying. It's a single player game, and your two scores idea wouldn't help... So what then?
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @George-Roper He was a bit harsh, but he's right in a way. I don't think anyone would pay attention to the fact there's a second score. As soon as that first score hits it'd be "I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS REVIEW GAVE IT THIS SCORE WHEN THIS REVIEW OF ANOTHER GAME BY ANOTHER REVIEWER IS HIGHER" regardless. The second score would come and go as an after thought. Pointless.

    And Metacritic matters, because how many times have we seen people complain a score doesn't match what other reviewers are giving it? We're seeing that kind of daft thinking in these very comments!
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @tidy-spidey There's a box out section at the side of the review:

    My online experience with Smash so far has been generally very positive, with only two matches suffering fromn noticeable lag - though in one case the final 30 seconds of the battle played out in slow motion. As with the 3DS game, you can choose from For Fun or For Glory - the latter turning items off and forcing you to play on the Final Destination variation of the stages. There's not much waiting around at the moment: while everyone joins and picks their fighter, you can get some practice in against an AI opponent or two.

    If you find yourself on the receiving end of a heavy beating, you can watch replays of past battles featuring a specific fighter to pick up tips - though you can only choose the match type, and there's no guarantee you'll get a good bout. Alternatively, you can spectate ongoing matches, and even bet on the outcome: before battle commences, you'll see the win rate and current form of the combatants, and should your choice win, you have the option to go double or quits - naturally if you lose your winning streak you'll lose all the gold you bet.

    There will also be ongoing Conquests in which you're invited to pick a team - or in the case of the current EU conquest, which pits Captain Falcon against Lucario and Wii Fit Trainer, an individual character. Any wins you earn when playing online with these fighters will gain points. If, at the end of the Conquest, you used the fighter with the highest total, you'll earn gold and custom parts for your Amiibo.

    It remains to be seen how the netcode holds up when the servers begin to fill up, but plenty of people have the game now, and for the most part it's been surprisingly solid. A few more options wouldn't go amiss - it's a pity it's pretty much pot luck whether you get a decent replay, for example - but after Mario Kart 8 this is another decent offering from a publisher that finally seems to be getting to grips with online play.
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @Zomeguy
    Smash Bros is mainly a locally played game.
    Citation needed
    Citation: Every Smash Bros game in existence :)
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @George-Roper Because MCC had four games worth of content to play offline as well.

    Same reason why Unity's score didn't get held back either. The main part of that game is a single player experience.

    Destiny cannot be played unless you're online with other people. Titanfall cannot be played unless you're online with other people. CoD's main mode is it's online multiplayer, so that got held back as well.

    Smash Bros is mainly a locally played game. Therefore there's no reason for them to delay the score or consider a separate MP review.
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @George-Roper Because Destiny is solely an online game. This isn't. Reply +2
  • Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell

  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk Errr... That reads like you're agreeing with Tom you know? Reply +2
  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @JYM60 Google "DoritosGate". The whole Rab Florence/EG/Lauren Wainwright mess. Reply +2
  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk So you've never said "You hit like/throw like a girl", never entertained a thought about a woman driver, never considered pink to be a girls colour etc etc?

    What Tom is saying is that we're taught these things through society. Thankfully we have our conscience to filter the thoughts (and clearly some are better than others at that), but everyone has their sexist side. It doesn't make you a bad person, only acting on it will do that.
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @pedramkarandi WOOSH

    That's the sound of Tom's point going flying over your head. Try reading the rest of that paragraph.
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  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    Goodbye Tom "Tom Bramwell" Bramwell. You are the real next gen. Reply +27
  • Xbox Japan boss resigns amid dismal Xbox One sales

  • MrTomFTW 28/11/2014

    @towser Exactly. That's what we're seeing over here now. A more acceptable price + games people want to play = units being sold.

    edit: That's not to say the games and the price are the only issues Xbox One faces in Japan (or over here for that matter).
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  • WWE 2K15 review

  • MrTomFTW 27/11/2014

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  • Nintendo superfan earns Guiness World Record for 8000-item collection

  • MrTomFTW 27/11/2014

    I wish I had the room for a large collection, let alone the money. Reply +4
  • Halo: Master Chief Collection gets new 523MB patch

  • MrTomFTW 27/11/2014

    @kinky_mong No, it works. I have tested it.

    Although how it'll hold up once Murica comes back online is another matter. I've also since seen people saying they still get put into unbalanced games... But at least you no longer have to sit waiting for 5 mins at a time :D
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  • MrTomFTW 27/11/2014

    It works! IT WORKS!

    Took two weeks too long to fix, but IT WORKS!
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  • Brianna Wu's next game aims to "replace Twine"

  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @arcam I think we're getting a failure in communication here, because likewise I'm not suggesting you personally do have anything against it. I was merely clarifying our position for you and any other interested parties.

    Hugs?
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  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @arcam As this comments thread will attest to, we're realistically not going to remove comments for any old reason. Just disagreeing with the site is not going to get you banned or censored or anything.

    But we say we will reserve the right to delete comments and ban as we see fit so we can more effectively tackle the spam, abuse, doxxing etc. and no waste time debating it with some huffy keyboard warrior. Otherwise we get them trying to argue semantics and rules and claiming first amendment rights (hilarious on a UK based site).
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  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @L_A_G This is a privately owned website. You have no freedom of speech here. We reserve the right to remove any comments or ban any accounts, with or without notification, if we deem them unsuitable for the site. Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @L_A_G Eurogamer stands in opposition to GamerGate. If you rock up onto the forum and start spouting GG rhetoric and accusing a member of staff of being part of some laughable conspiracy then you can expect to be banned.

    Just FYI, you know?
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  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @Widge LOL HERES THE NEXT FREE GAME ON PS+



    Damn, it's like a weird reflex.
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  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @decider-VT That, or we fondly remember the days when text adventures and other interactive fiction where the hot thing.

    Now if you'd excuse me, I have rude words to type into The Hobbit.
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  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk This is probably something you shouldn't argue, you're only going to come out of it looking bad. Reply +6
  • Games with Gold announces December freebies

  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    Worms? I've not played that in aaaaaaaaaaaaages, I'm in. Reply +11
  • Digital Foundry vs Watch Dogs on Wii U

  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

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  • Catastrophe games: How Spelunky and XCOM helped prepare me for an incurable illness

  • MrTomFTW 26/11/2014

    Only Christian could put such a nice face on the prospect of living with MS.

    All the best, your articles are always a great read.
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  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • MrTomFTW 25/11/2014

    @Vic_Vinegar To be honest, we'd rather you didn't use the word "retard" or "retarded" as an insult in any context.

    Thanks.
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  • MrTomFTW 22/11/2014

    @IronSoldier That's what I mean. I think Wii Sports is probably the only exclusive in the last 10 years that you can without a doubt point to and say "it sold systems".

    In any meaningful numbers that is of course.
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  • MrTomFTW 22/11/2014

    @IronSoldier Could you go on with any examples from the last 10 years? ;) Reply +4
  • MrTomFTW 22/11/2014

    @damonous ummmmm, yes. That was the point of the article. Don't call it a comeback because they still have a long way to go. Reply +3
  • MrTomFTW 22/11/2014

    I've had a message to say they're giving me a free copy of Limbo. So with that in mind - happy birthday Xbox One :) Reply +3
  • Amazon Black Friday week deals continue

  • MrTomFTW 25/11/2014

    Not worth even attempting to bother. Reply +3
  • MrTomFTW 24/11/2014

    Haha, the Arkham Oranges running gag continues on. It's a marathon at this point! :D Reply +49
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

  • MrTomFTW 24/11/2014

    I thought we were going to see another Ellie review here. Poor Dan getting the poop-a-scooper duty. Reply +4
  • Limbo launches on Xbox One free for early adopters

  • MrTomFTW 24/11/2014

    Played this on Xbox One last night...

    Yep, it's definitely Limbo alright :D
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  • Will Xbox One succeed in China?

  • MrTomFTW 23/11/2014

    @ScootEvil Well how many East Asias do you know of? One?

    THE East Asia.

    ;)
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  • BioWare's brilliant Dragon Age: Inquisition sex scene

  • MrTomFTW 22/11/2014

    Weird how some people are happy to accept the possibility of the existence of a race of machines who want to exterminate all organic life; but present them with the possibility that two men want to get down to some good lovin' and they're all like "NOPE". Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 21/11/2014

    You should see what he can do with those horns! Reply +19
  • Sunset Overdrive free for all Xbox Live subscribers tomorrow

  • MrTomFTW 21/11/2014

    Just skip the "try it for free" part and buy it. It's a great game. Reply +16
  • Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

  • MrTomFTW 21/11/2014

    @IronSoldier Phhht. 10,000 posts is small time compared to a lot of threads on the EG forum. Reply 0
  • "I don't want to be a part of piracy"

  • MrTomFTW 21/11/2014

    Nintendo should just give him a dev kit so he won't have to try hacking consumer models :) Reply +46
  • Never Alone review

  • MrTomFTW 20/11/2014

    Reads like an Inu8. Reply +78
  • Microsoft giving Xbox One owners free gifts for first year anniversary

  • MrTomFTW 20/11/2014

    Well you know what they say - "don't look a gift horse in the mouth".

    Oh... Too late. Ah you guys.
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  • Domino's app now available on Xbox One in the UK

  • MrTomFTW 19/11/2014

    @FuzzyDuck No, it works. It just takes a few minutes for the order to reach the kitchen :D Reply 0
  • MrTomFTW 19/11/2014

    You can buy pizzas on the PS4 as well. They're bigger and cheaper, but you don't get as much choice and the toppings aren't as good. Also the ordering page is often down. Reply +39
  • MrTomFTW 19/11/2014

    @SeanBeansGravyBoat Peas on a pizza? You sick mofo... Reply +20
  • GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

  • MrTomFTW 19/11/2014

    I... couldn't really tell the difference. I had to go full screen on that video and even then it was a tough thing. That one area with the fence I could see a bit of a difference but the rest?

    Still though, grass... Differences in grass is what you're going to hang your "fanboy" flags from? Is it worth the strutting and the "told you so"s?
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