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  • Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic series from Telltale

  • Pandy 18/12/2014

    ...will be "narrative driven" and about Minecraft.
    :champ:
    Reply +2
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • Pandy 18/12/2014

    Bullshit marketing has to end, and if this is what it takes, then so be it. Reply +4
  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2014 voting

  • Pandy 18/12/2014

    So it's Thursday, this article hasn't been bumped by EG, and the list of voting options remains scattershot at best.

    Way to appreciate your readership, EG. /slowclap

    (Given the articles about it earlier in the year, I'm half getting a conspiracy theory vibe from the ommision of Tomodachi Life, as it was one of the biggest 3DS releases)
    Reply +2
  • Pandy 12/12/2014

    @seeyoshirun
    It might sneak into my Top 5, assuming EG ever add the missing games and I vote.

    Judging by the number of Bayo 2 mentions above, I get the impression that if Bayo 1 (WiiU) had been on the list from the start it would have been well up there.

    DKC:TF was definitely the platformer of the year.
    Reply 0
  • Pandy 12/12/2014

    @porkface
    I'll repeat, as perhaps it was missed amongst the rest:

    Bayonetta 1 (WiiU)
    Valkyrie Chronicles (PC)
    Tomodachi Life (3DS)
    Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS)
    Pokemon (3DS, now on the list)

    EDIT: I'm drunk, and forgot that Dual Destinies was 2013, I just played it this year.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 12/12/2014

    @porkface
    If we're having ports and re-makes, which seems to be the case, you've missed off Bayonetta WiiU and Valkyrie Chronicles PC.

    Also, not on my list but Tomadachi Life is missing as well as Steel Diver: Sub Wars (which didn't make my list, but after the Destiny DLC let-down it ends up as my favourite FPS of the year).

    EDIT: I have a lot of those games, but not played them all yet. Going to at least try to finish Bayo 2 before the deadline. I never vote for a game I haven't completed.

    RE-EDIT: No Pokemon! Haha! That list still needs work.
    Reply +1
  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • Pandy 16/12/2014

    @Havalynii
    Whatever let's you neck-stab and head-shot with a clear conscience.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 15/12/2014

    Controversial mass murdering game...
    GTA, COD, BF: Hardline, Titanfall, Destiny, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry?

    It's kinda funny that you had to follow that with the name of the game, which rather serves to disprove the point of the article.

    The tone and executions aren't my cup of tea, but the gameplay looked like it had potential.
    I look forward to the review.

    EDIT: I LOVE the parody advert! <3
    Reply +14
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: deconstructing the remaster

  • Pandy 16/12/2014

    Digital Foundry's forensic breakdown reveals radical improvements from one console generation to the next.


    Great job, everyone.
    Reply 0
  • And here's another Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch

  • Pandy 16/12/2014

    STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

    Made a variety of stability improvements across the following areas:
    ...
    Main Menu
    Pro tip: If your Main Menu needs stability updates, you should definitely consider not releasing your game just yet.
    Reply +9
  • Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry hits PS4 and Xbox One next year in 60fps and 1080p

  • Pandy 15/12/2014

    @SG79
    The PS2 and first gen PS3's stand as the only consoles that were backwards compatible. It was nice but hardly the norm with consoles in general.
    This is incredibly wrong.

    The PS4 and XBO are the first consoles since the SEGA DREAMCAST (1999) not to feature some form of direct backwards compatibility.
    (I'm excusing Xbox and PS1 as they had nothing to be backwards compatible with.)

    The WiiU, Wii, Xbox360, PS3, and PS2 all have some backwards compatibility with their predecessors. Even the Gamecube had the GBA Player.
    Reply +9
  • Ghost cars may soon become a reality

  • Pandy 15/12/2014

    The virtual 'racing' line makes much more sense than this does.

    Unless I can use it to improve my record-time to Tesco and back.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • Pandy 15/12/2014

    @phNF
    I'd say at launch Destiny was worth 8/10.

    Destiny today is probably a 5 or 6/10.

    Welcome to the always on-line future of gaming. :(
    Reply +3
  • Pandy 15/12/2014

    Bungie killed their goodwill with this. The lack of content is one thing, pretty standard Activision practice, but the way it has been integrated is the bigger issue.

    Heavy users are punished by having to re-grind for the same rewards, while new/light users have their progress slowed by being occasionally locked out of certain tasks. If you persevere through this expansion, guess what?
    The same thing happens all over again with the next expansion.

    The superb core gameplay doesn't justify having to publicly mark myself as a glutton-for-punishment, so I'm out.
    Reply +4
  • Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

  • Pandy 14/12/2014

    @patchbox360
    How about the Wii U?
    Still no TVii support in Europe.
    A good Netflix app.
    No BBC iPlayer.
    Great on-TV web browsing, as long as the sites aren't too complex. EG is great, Facebook terrible.
    Best-in-class YouTube support through browser. EDIT: Aside from not currently 60fps, which will become a problem if it isn't added.
    The browser itself supports 60fps from other sources.

    (Through HDMI-CEC you can use the gamepad to control the PS4 UI including Blu-ray playback, which is fun. :) )
    Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

  • Pandy 13/12/2014

    @weltysparrow
    Maybe I'm being selfish
    Yup. Buy a WiiU.
    Reply +17
  • Pandy 13/12/2014

    It's borderline criminal that Nintendo of Europe let this slip past the Christmas holidays. :( Reply +40
  • Advanced Warfare sales 27 per cent below Ghosts in the US

  • Pandy 13/12/2014

    @Defecationqueen
    Just like its Atlantic fish namesake
    Well, no.
    The population Gadus Morhua (Atlantic Cod) is generally regarded as being on the up nowadays.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft now allows you to buy Xbox games with Bitcoin

  • Pandy 13/12/2014

    @OneClassyBloke
    Nah, you're explanation was more than good enough for the purposes of this site. :)

    The problem with Bitcoin is that it isn't founded on trust, it's founded on greed. We have the tech elite running mining operations, and criminal hackers using botnets or outright stealing it from others with no apparent consequences. This is not a system that's going to meet the egalitarian claims of its creators.

    It's really interesting tech, and some form of it may well be used in the future for a true worldwide 'Credits' currency, but I don't think Bitcoin and similar systems will be around for all that long.

    (Quite apart from anything else, the fractions of Bitcoin used in transactions are a genuinely crap bit of design and unlikely to find favour with the general public.)
    Reply -1
  • Pandy 12/12/2014

    @gjgjg
    We're both making assumptions about MS's business, so let's leave that there.
    Reply -2
  • Pandy 12/12/2014

    @albertorodriguez
    My drunk friend is a financial journalist, as it happens, but what I hear from him can safely be left to one side. Your simplistic explanation of 'currency' was most amusing.

    "With MS jumping into the fray, there is just one more REAL thing you can buy with bitcoins"

    I don't see any mention in the article of being able to buy anything REAL here, rather an exchange for digital goods on the MS Store, at almost zero cost to MS.

    They aren't daft, they know this could be worthless tomorrow, but by providing a virtual service in exchange for bitcoins MS can join the gamble of trying to cash out at the top of the rollercoaster with a minimal outlay.
    Reply -2
  • Pandy 11/12/2014

    @OneClassyBloke
    Using a universal currency is a fine idea, and something I'd like to see.
    (Along with World Peace, an end to hunger, etc.)

    Using a pretend currency, that sells itself on its universality while being designed to enrich those that created it, not so much.
    Reply -2
  • Nintendo's January and February Amiibo waves are already selling out

  • Pandy 11/12/2014

    @MARKIV
    What has Nintendo become?
    Cautious of being left out-to-dry by retail outlets, and rightly so.
    Reply +3
  • Sony video suggests PS4 friend notifications coming soon

  • Pandy 11/12/2014

    If I can't turn this off (which you probably can given you can switch all the other notifications off individually) my friends list will rapidly go to zero.

    From 100, before you start making jokes. ;)
    Reply +1
  • DriveClub revisited: is dynamic weather a game-changer?

  • Pandy 11/12/2014

    On reflection, we'd say yes
    I see what you did there.
    Reply +2
  • The Crew review

  • Pandy 10/12/2014

    @Drendari
    Cheers for the reply, I haven't played it at all, but as you've got 2 top cars already that makes the review statement rather questionable.

    I get the feeling not a lot of time was spent on this review.
    Reply 0
  • Pandy 10/12/2014

    Anything desirable is guaranteed to be phenomenally expensive and, in one of The Crew's more insidious moments, it bestows 100,000 of its secondary 'Crew Credits' currency upon you - enough to have you mooning over the Ferraris, but not quite enough to buy one without dipping into microtransactions.

    Mercifully you're never required to buy a new car to progress because your starter vehicle's specs can be upgraded.

    Unless you're prepared to put in hundreds of hours or whip out real-life plastic, though, you can park that ambition to have a garage to rival Jay Leno's.

    8/10
    I call bullshit.
    Reply +16
  • Video: Enjoy a slice of rage on toast with I am Bread

  • Pandy 10/12/2014

    The tagline, these comments.

    Well-done, everyone.
    Reply +1
  • Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

  • Pandy 10/12/2014

    I endorse this message and/or product. Reply 0
  • The Dark Below makes Destiny's mistakes all over again

  • Pandy 10/12/2014

    Loved the base game, but they've completely ballsed up how their various systems handle the transition into the expansion. I can't see myself going back to it now. Reply 0
  • The Last of Us' new multiplayer DLC executions are PS4-exclusive

  • Pandy 10/12/2014

    Micro-transaction level DLC for animations? It's like Horse Armour never happened. Reply +6
  • Destiny alert: this week's Nightfall and Heroic strikes are locked behind The Dark Below DLC

  • Pandy 09/12/2014

    I put a fuller reply in the other Destiny article, but yeah, I'm out. Reply 0
  • The race to defeat Destiny's (new) toughest challenge begins

  • Pandy 09/12/2014

    @Kyizen
    To upgrade your damage you have to reset the weapon, meaning you have to work twice to get the same rewards (buffs, have a gun that shoots straight). This is fine if you're a new player or one that hasn't put much time in, but completely rubbish if you'd maxed all your exotics. An extra power node would have done a simpler job, but it seems we're being forced to grind constantly, rather than grind once and then enjoy the reward.

    As for the playlists, if you didn't buy the expansion you'll now find that you're occasionally excluded from dailies and weeklies when DLC content is in the rotation, rather than having an alternative list for non-DLC owners. They've also reduced the rewards for the low levels of other playlists.

    Basically the players at the top and bottom are being punished because Bungie's systems are being geared to reward the purchases of DLC over and above actual skill/playtime. With another expansion only months away, why would I bother playing only to have my progress rendered meaningless again?

    The core gameplay is rock solid, but if I keep playing I'm only marking myself as a glutton for punishment. Bungie/Acti will find plenty of other suckers I'm sure.
    Reply +3
  • Pandy 09/12/2014

    The way Bungie have handled the expansion has utterly killed the game for me, and I'm awaiting my refund on the expansion from Sony. I also ordered a copy for my brother as a Christmas present, which I'm now returning. Also warning off my friends who just got PS4s.

    Was really excited for this a week ago, but the change to exotics completely killed it for me as a heavy user, and the changes to playlists will kill it for a new user. Not to mention we have the prospect of facing this all again with the next expansion.

    I don't know what I was expecting when Bungie teamed up with Activision, but I probably should have forseen this.
    Reply +3
  • Is Uncharted 4 the generational leap we were hoping for?

  • Pandy 09/12/2014

    We've still yet to see an on-the-record quote from the developer
    Did you try asking, on-the-record?
    Reply +2
  • EA announces free game giveaway for all PlayStation owners

  • Pandy 07/12/2014

    So, with no EA Access on Sony devices, do we think EA will do this occasionally (probably through PS+ in the future) in the hope of cashing in through DLC and in-game currency purchases?

    Seems likely.

    Also, bah humbug!
    Reply +2
  • Here's over four minutes of No Man's Sky gameplay

  • Pandy 07/12/2014

    Superb. Reply +1
  • David Jaffe reveals arena shooter Drawn to Death

  • Pandy 07/12/2014

    Watching in HD, the art-style works quite well. The gameplay looked completely out of date. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Experience conference live report

  • Pandy 06/12/2014

    Utter pish. Reply 0
  • Pandy 06/12/2014

    Wait for the GOTY edition, then. Reply 0
  • The Game Awards 2014 live report

  • Pandy 05/12/2014

    Last year's VGX show was such a train-wreck, and then had that glorious moment with the No Man's Sky reveal, and then back to train-wreck. I'm staying up to watch this... with a bottle of whisky, natch. Reply 0
  • Bethesda shows glimpse of The Elder Scrolls Online's console version

  • Pandy 05/12/2014

    Bethesda shows glimpse of The Elder Scrolls Online's console version
    The Elder Scrolls Online developer ZeniMax Online Studios has given a brief update on the game's delayed console versions
    That is all.
    Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: The Crew

  • Pandy 04/12/2014

    Performance Analysis: The Crew
    We're still working with the game,
    I call bullshit on this article's title.
    Reply +1
  • Super Smash Bros. creator says Wii U version is likely his last

  • Pandy 04/12/2014

    Not only has he well earned a break from Smash, but I'm excited to see what he works on next. Kid Icarus was superb also. Reply 0
  • Destiny will upgrade your exotics - but there's a heavy price to pay

  • Pandy 04/12/2014

    This will then unlock the upgraded form of your exotic item with a new upgrade slot - but it will also completely reset all of your progress with the exotic to date.
    Crazy decision. I won't be touching the game again unless it's reversed, as it basically means having to start from the beginning every time an expansion is released. Not a great way to reward the people who have been playing the game the most.
    Reply +4
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

  • Pandy 29/11/2014

    @man.the.king
    Not sure if it's been mentioned above, you seem to have a few recommendations, but if you liked Rayman Legends I'd put DKC: Tropical Freeze in there. I found it by far the better game. It's more difficult than Rayman, but much fairer.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 29/11/2014

    @Daeltaja
    Get hold of the GC adapter while you can and some cheap second-hand GC controllers.
    Problem solved.
    Reply 0
  • The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

  • Pandy 29/11/2014

    @melnificent
    Also,
    Nintendo seem to have no intention of updating it to a modern system whereby you can login on a different device and redownload your games. With the big push for digital only by the others it still seems like a poor afterthought by Nintendo.
    Nintendo have explicitly stated that they are aiming to move to an account based system in the future.

    Most likely it'll go live when they release the next handheld, so I wouldn't expect them to give any details until that is announced.
    Reply +3
  • Pandy 29/11/2014

    @melnificent
    I know it's too late in your case, but simply writing down your serial-numbers should solve the problem.

    I have read of cases of Nintendo restoring accounts in cases of theft, but I think they needed a police report or something (I believe that was Nintendo of America, I dunno if NoE have ever done that).
    Reply +2
  • Pandy 29/11/2014

    Two years later, that pair remain the only big name titles to truly explore a gimmick that was dead on arrival. Many of Nintendo's first-party games now choose to ignore the second screen, for the most part, leaving it as the reserve of remote play (an admittedly very welcome feature that works better than on Sony's Vita/PS4 pairing, the gameplay free of artefacts and with minimal lag).
    You contradict yourself here, saying it's dead then explaining how good it is. The game-mechanic applications have been fairly limited, but the Gamepad not only provides the off-screen play, but allows for by far the most intuitive OS of any current console, not to mention improving many games by streamlining awkward menu and inventory systems. The PS4 OS navigation is a complete joke by comparison.

    This article read very much as a stealth Nintendo bashing article. Accentuating the negatives, and quickly skipping over the positives.
    Reply +1