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  • Bloodborne patch 1.04 adds co-op with anyone, regardless of level

  • Olemak 27/05/2015

    30 insight for a blood chunk? That's pretty steep, to be honest. Still a welcome option though. Reply 0
  • PS4 exclusive Until Dawn finally has a release date

  • Olemak 26/05/2015

    Wait, Stormare is in Arrow? I should probably watch the second season then, to ease my Daredevil withdrawal symptoms. Reply -1
  • The Witcher 3 dev battles leaked footage, spoilers

  • Olemak 11/05/2015

    @Bickle2 No, dude, you clearly don't know the difference, but I won't bicker more with you - goodbye, little troll, goodbye. Reply +1
  • Olemak 11/05/2015

    @Bickle2 Do you even know what the difference between a game and a movie is?

    If people were content to watch the game instead of playing it, they never would buy it anyway. Why should they? A leak would only mean that they get to watch it on Twitch a week earlier. CD RED would not loose any money over that.
    Reply +6
  • Olemak 11/05/2015

    Leaks and pre-launch hysteria like this is the best possible promotion a game can get, provided that is a good or great game. If it's trash, then it is of course the worst kind of launch ramp-up.

    Anyway, I think the Witcher 3 should be pretty safe :)
    Reply +3
  • Minecraft: Xbox One gets three free birthday skin packs

  • Olemak 07/05/2015

    That's the kind of exclusive digital marketing swag 2.5 billion dollars will buy these days. Reply -3
  • No aim-down-ironsights for Star Wars Battlefront

  • Olemak 07/05/2015

    (...) it features "crafted missions" that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen
    Sold!

    Actually, I was already sold on this game, but I'm even more sold now.
    Reply +3
  • Kerbal Space Program review

  • Olemak 07/05/2015

    @SuperShinobi What's wrong with that? Do you think there should be some aliens you can chainsawbayonette in the face when you get there?

    If you'd rather play a space marine, not a space kerbal, then play another game; don't hold it against Kerbal that it's not exactly like all the other games out there.
    Reply +13
  • Playtonic launches 175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

  • Olemak 02/05/2015

    It just went past the one million mark! Reply +2
  • Olemak 01/05/2015

    Pop! goes the half million mark! Reply 0
  • Ouya seeks quick sale as debts mount

  • Olemak 29/04/2015

    Hey, at least they made good on their promise and got the boxes made and shipped. OK, so it was a bad idea to begin with, but they did follow through. They did deliver.

    I've got to respect that. I never expected them to get this far.
    Reply +7
  • Ultima 8: Pagan currently free via Origin

  • Olemak 29/04/2015

    Got to say it has aged really well! Reply 0
  • Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown is out now on Steam

  • Olemak 29/04/2015

    Please review this. It markets itself as "cyberpunk Xcom with magic", or something to that effect, and I am game for any kind of Xcom with anything, really. I'd even be interested in an explicit comedy Xcom with fish pies.

    Question is if they can live up to their claims; does it indeed bear the comparison to Xcom, one of my favourite games of all time?
    Reply +2
  • Infinite Crisis review

  • Olemak 23/04/2015

    But, judging from the main image, they have a Wonder Woman as Adam Ant tribute thing stuck in there, and I can't argue with that. Reply +9
  • Bloodborne's mysterious closed door solved

  • Olemak 23/04/2015

    They could sell a DLC called "The Bridge Gate" that exclusivly unlocks the bridge gate. That would be a good prank :) Reply +5
  • Windows 10 release in July, AMD spills

  • Olemak 21/04/2015

    Wait, was that a secret? Reply +8
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 leak names characters - report

  • Olemak 20/04/2015

    For a game with the word "Infinity" in the title, they sure are burning through a lot of iterations. I initially thought they would just make one game, and then update that with characters and maps etc infinitely. Apparently not. Reply +14
  • The best PC games

  • Olemak 20/04/2015

    @jamyskis1981 I'm jumping in on this one, because I love the new Xcom and the old one too.

    I think they're quite different games, and if you like any kind of turn-based strategy you're doing yourself a huge disservice if you skip this game. Xcom is kind of a game from an alternative reality, where shooters never got really big because turn-based games were the dominant genre. Xcom is a game from that alternate dimension.

    Mind you though: it can get a bit repetitive... so the XCOM: Enemy Within expansion/stand alone is probably a better option - it has more weapons, more missions, more maps, more soldier types and progression options, more enemy variation etc etc, just more of everything - so it stays fresh and fun for the entire campaign. I higly reccomend it.
    Reply +2
  • Olemak 20/04/2015

    @Dantonir I don't know if Space Marine deserves a spot on any best game list - but I absolutely loved it. Guilty pleasure overload, a brilliant game.

    Let's form a Space Marine Appreciation Society!
    Reply +2
  • Battlefield: Hardline trumps Bloodborne in March US retail sales

  • Olemak 17/04/2015

    @grassyknoll "If I can finish it, anyone with some understanding of how games work can too."

    That sounds really elitist to me, but okay, have it your way: Bloodborne is an easy game, in fact it's easier than Mass Effect and Dragon Age. No-one, or very few, will trade in Bloodborne in frustration; that is a highly unlikely scenario. Gamers who are used to Skyrim, GTAV and Call of Duty will feel right at home in Yharnam, it's safe to reccommend this game to anyone, without reservation - pointing out that it is a demanding game with a steep learning curve and no difficulty setting would be elitists, so lets not do that.
    Reply +4
  • Olemak 17/04/2015

    @Playstationman I think the term is "cult blockbuster".

    Amazing achievement to sell that well. I love Bloodborne, but I would not be surprised to hear a lot of copies are traded in - it is not for everyone.
    Reply -2
  • Australian 2K Borderlands Pre-Sequel dev to close

  • Olemak 16/04/2015

    That's rough. Must be hard and frustrating to be that remote studio that always gets tasked with making inbetweener games that are only made because someone in a boardroom thought it was a good idea, the games the series creators are not interested in doing. They've never really been allowed to show their creativity and come up with ideas all of their own.

    Must be bad, always following orders loyally but ultimately being shut down because those orders were not all that clever to begin with.
    Reply 0
  • Xbox One UK price now 299.99

  • Olemak 13/04/2015

    @cloudskipa I don't doubt that Black Tusk have very experienced developers on the payroll. I'm just saying that they're a new studio, this will be their first game as a team, and they've taken over the reins from the series creator. Reply +3
  • Olemak 13/04/2015

    @Gamblix Gears of War: Judgement was the fourth game in the franchise, although it was a prequel and not called "Gears of War 4".

    Came out two years ago.
    Reply +4
  • Olemak 13/04/2015

    @en3sge Being the best selling AND the most expensive console might be worth something too. Consumers will always assume that the pricier alternative is better, and 50 savings is perhaps not enough to have to settle for "second best"... which is the brand position Xbox One seems to settle into. Reply +16
  • Olemak 13/04/2015

    @Sicho The next Gears of Wars is developed by a new studio, though. GoW5 will be their first game ever... just saying. Reply +4
  • Bound by Flame dev announces cyberpunk RPG The Technomancer

  • Olemak 11/04/2015

    @WskOsc oh, I get it :)
    The first CP setting was in 2017, incidentally :)

    Edit: no it wasn't. It was set in 2013!
    Reply 0
  • Olemak 10/04/2015

    @gr8effect last I heard it got delayed because they had to divert resources into getting Witcher 3 finished. And then there's probably DLC et cetera... so it may be a while until they're back up to speed and ready to announce a date (which, again, will be delayed...)

    We're probably looking at 2017 at the earliest, but that is just a random guess.
    Reply 0
  • Olemak 10/04/2015

    They'd better get it out the door before CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077 then. I have a feeling that anyone trying to follow that act will be seen as "cute", at best. Reply +14
  • Code Name: STEAM update speeds up enemy turn times

  • Olemak 09/04/2015

    Developed by Fire Emblem and Advance Wars studio Intelligent Systems, Code Name: STEVE launched in North America earlier this year.
    Auto correct, eh? Code Name: STEVE is actually not a bad name for a comedy about a bumbling idiot mistaken for a spy - which is possibly the most over-used movie premise ever.
    Reply +10
  • Bloodborne soundtrack goes on sale later this month

  • Olemak 08/04/2015

    @Simatron3000 Damn shame that... nice selection of Iron Maiden though :D Going to give them a spin this evening, could be absolutely brilliant :) Reply 0
  • Olemak 08/04/2015

    Oh, bet I'd get massively negged if I let it slip that I've muted the music on Bloodborne, in favour of the moody, synthy tunes of Lykke Li, courtesy of the Spotify integration. No, I'd better keep mum about that. Reply -1
  • Anita Sarkeesian debuts her Positive Female Characters series

  • Olemak 07/04/2015

    @williamarthurfenton wrote

    @Olemak Well, that was a useful response. Spell-checking? indeed a word I know how to spell, but must've missed as I was tired and less attentive than usual.
    Fine, dude, be that way, but I'd like to point out that you were on a quest to find an alternative to the word "hero/heroine":

    It just makes me long for a sex-neutral word for 'hero/heroine'.

    heroic figure perhaps?
    I simply meant to point out that "Protagonist" is the gender neutral word you were looking for. You took that to imply a spelling correction, not really what I am into.
    Reply 0
  • Olemak 01/04/2015

    @williamarthurfenton "protagonist". Reply +1
  • It's over: PlayStation Home has closed

  • Olemak 01/04/2015

    Never really got the point of Home. Logged in to look around one or two times, but just did not get it.

    I like the screenie of the guy holding the "End is Nigh" sign, though. Quite apt.
    Reply +32
  • Watch someone complete Bloodborne in 40 minutes

  • Olemak 31/03/2015

    @scuffpuppies ran out of molotov, stocked up and went back but found a shortcut to a positively huge area hidden behind some crates. While exploring that area, I sort of stopped sucking so bad at playing. Cleric Beast is in for some schooling next time we meet :)

    Amazing game. GotY came early this year.
    Reply 0
  • Olemak 31/03/2015

    This guy is the extreme opposite of me, then. I've been playing for a LOT more than 40 minutes, and I'm still not past the Cleric Beast. Reply +3
  • Spotify app launches today, exclusive to PlayStation "for the foreseeable"

  • Olemak 30/03/2015

    Switched on my PS4 just now to check, could not find it anywhere. Maybe because I am in Norway? Anybody been able to start it up yet?

    EDIT: I checked again, it's there now. Working very well, it seems. Especially the "operate from Phone" is pretty awesome.

    Oh, and adding custom playlists to games awesome. Not so much for Bloodborne and The Last of Us, perhaps, but playing Shadow of Mordor with Laiback playing in the background - yeah, I'll give that a shot!

    Should we form a Eurogamers Suitable Playlist for Specific Games Syndicate? Over on the forum?
    Reply +10
  • Battlefield Hardline fends off challenge of Bloodborne in UK chart

  • Olemak 30/03/2015

    Still, very healthy sales for a platform exclusive that clearly is an acquired taste.

    Did anyone else notice that A Plain Doll is voiced by Evetta Muradasilova, who also voiced the Maiden in Black back in Demon's Souls?
    Reply +3
  • Destiny item comparison sacrificed for expanded vaults on last-gen

  • Olemak 27/03/2015

    There it is. Today's Destiny patch note.

    Why is Eurogamer still covering this game in such minute detail? I mean - is this news? Is it at all interesting? I would think that anyone interested in Destiny receives patch notes in newsletters and as notifications when they log in - so who is this kind of "news" really written for?

    It is becoming hard to disagree with the tinfoil hat crew regarding a possible agreement between Eurogamer and Activision...
    Reply -22
  • Bloodborne dev working on a patch to improve load times

  • Olemak 24/03/2015

    @Plankton1975 ah, turbo tape. Sweet, mis-spent youth.

    Those c64 games didn't make me reload from tape every I died, though. That would be harsh.

    Maybe the souls series is so old skool hardcore now that they've started using turbo tape to load the game :)
    Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Bloodborne

  • Olemak 24/03/2015

    Whaaat!? You DARE point out technical, patchable issues with the bestests game evah? Thomas Morgan, I shall invade your Bloodborne game and, most likely, be promply pwnd!

    Still - getting this day one. Hope they're able to patch out the rough spots, loading times sounds a bit much.
    Reply +4
  • Geralt's beard grows as you play Witcher 3

  • Olemak 24/03/2015

    It bearder not be delayed again! Reply +15
  • World Bank exec discovers son spent $4500 on FIFA packs

  • Olemak 18/03/2015

    Hey, I have an idea! Let's all go into defensive mode and pretend that microtransactions are great, that the very existence of a "player pack" costing twice as much as the full game is just great, and that companies enabling these scams have absolutely no responsibility.

    Sure, lets go with the "it's all the parents responsibility" and "you wouldn't let you children play with a loaded gun, so why do you think a loaded console/pc/tablet/phone is OK?", but the bottom line is: Stories like this discredits games and gaming as a whole. Stories like these make games seem dangerous, harmful, scam-based traps that should be avoided, and that no sane parent would allow their child to play, because Games Make Bad Things Happen.

    That's not cool. There might not be a link between games and violence, but there sure is a link between games and ridiculous creditcard statements. Some smart guy said that "there is no mobile gaming industry any more, now there's just a mobile scamming industry". That this practice is seeping into console games too is all bad, if you ask me.
    Reply +9
  • King's Quest: How Sierra plans to reboot a three decade old classic

  • Olemak 18/03/2015

    Well done! I started watching the video with a raised eyebrow and sort of a frown, thinging "Ugh, leave the dead to their slumber" or something like that, but went that negative stance to "oh, looks like the same art style as Ni No Kuni, exept..." and ended up on "can't wait to play this with my kids, wonderful voice on the narrator, when is it out? Please be soon!".

    I really hope the game lives up to this teaser video, it looks really promising.
    Reply 0
  • PlayStation just brought in 3bn for Sony

  • Olemak 17/03/2015

    Glad to see PS+ doing the business for Sony. That means they should be able to afford putting some AAA PS4 games on the service... the selection is fantastic for PS3 (Dishonoured next month, yay!) and Vita. But there have not been a really "big" PS4 game yet. New 'n' Tasty was a nice treat, though. I think it's time to dish out some AAA goodies like Killzone, Tomb Raider Reboot, Second Son or maybe even Inquisition. It is DLC season, after all, and BioWare did offer Mass Effect 3 on PS+ pretty early. Reply +3
  • Bloodborne's combat convinced me I don't need a sword and shield any more

  • Olemak 16/03/2015

    This game scares me. Makes me want to go back to Demon's Souls, where I feel safe :)

    Day one purchase. Digital copy, as I will probably be playing this for years and I can't risk disc-scratching.

    This is finally (hopefully!) the game that justifies the new generation (along with Witcher 3, maybe). Extreme expectations - I have faith that From and Japan Studio can actually deliver on this insanely tall order.
    Reply +5
  • Alien Isolation dev hiring for "another multiplatform AAA blockbuster"

  • Olemak 10/03/2015

    I hope they're also working on something set in the Viking: Battle for Middle Earth universe. I love that game, even though it did not go down too well with reviewers. Would very much like to see a continuation of the best ideas found in that game, more dynamic battles, sorta MOBA-like stuff and prepping for battles with quests.

    Just dreaming I guess. I fear the Viking franchise did poorly, sales wise, and is dead and gone forever. Looking forward to what's next from them anyway, Creative Assembly is one of the very best developers around.
    Reply 0
  • The Witcher 3 was going to include ice-skating - but it was cut

  • Olemak 08/03/2015

    The hippo, Murray, does some ice skating in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - if memory serves.

    Definately sounds like food for an expansion.
    Reply 0
  • Jon Blyth on: Morality

  • Olemak 07/03/2015

    I'm obviously an idiot, but I don't understand this:


    George Lucas always held back from openly condemning the Empire's activities.
    Is this an error? Is it supposed to say Han Solo? Because that would make more sense.
    Reply -4