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  • BioShock iOS is out tonight for $15

  • Pandy 28/08/2014

    That's quite a lot for a game that's seven years old
    Because, as we all know, the value offered by a video game is always inversely proportional to its age. :rolleyes:
    Reply +7
  • Video: Watch us play Mario Kart 8's Mercedes DLC

  • Pandy 27/08/2014

    Haven't had time to watch the video so I don't know if it's mentioned, but I had a quick look at the DLC cars and tyres, and I can confirm that the stats match existing parts, so there appears to be no unfair advantage in using them.

    Phew! :)
    Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus gets Velocity 2X, Sportsfriends and TxK in September

  • Pandy 27/08/2014

    Well, I hope Destiny turns out to he worth some play, otherwise that's another month where my PS+ has gone totally unused, including for online gaming.

    My FREE Nintendo online, however, is still getting regular use.
    Reply -2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals four-player co-op mode

  • Pandy 27/08/2014

    @kingando
    It boggles my mind that I read your, quite excellent, comment only to find that two people have already seen fit to downvote you!

    Sigh.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 27/08/2014

    "Following the financial success of Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode, Dragon Age multiplayer includes fast-paced matches requiring strategic team gameplay while adding Inquisition's tactical class combat and extensive loot and crafting systems," BioWare explained.
    Reply +2
  • Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

  • Pandy 27/08/2014

    Guess what, I've played the game for a while, love it, and want more.
    NOW is the time to announce DLC, not months before the game is finished.

    Also, for 14 (or 11) I get an extra 50% of the original game!
    What other company prices DLC that low?

    I'm not really in favour of Nintendo going down this path, but as long as they keep doing it so well compared to the other publishers, it's very hard to argue with.
    Reply +18
  • Capcom files lawsuit against Koei Tecmo for patent infringement

  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    Oh, I'm sure this will end well... Reply +5
  • Pokmon fighting game Pokkn Tournament announced

  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    @Serebii
    Looks likely.
    I think my wording was a little loose. When I referred to 'it being Japanese arcade only', I meant the announcement, rather than the game.
    Reply 0
  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    Fantastic news, only slightly soiled by the prospect of it being Japanese arcade only, but which explains the way it was announced.

    If the game is good I'm sure it'll expand beyond the arcades; if it isn't, no harm done.
    Reply +1
  • Organ Trail dev's latest Max Gentlemen is out now on Steam, mobile

  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    @aros
    I disagree. Free means free means free. No small-print allowed.

    I would be delighted if the Shareware tag came back into usage, as it was better understood at the time than the marketing buzz words we have nowadays, but then the 'share' aspect has somewhat been lost due to most customers legally downloading games from online stores rather than file sharing.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    you can always buy more items and stages in a couple of small 1.99 DLC packs.
    While I'm not suggesting that this game is in any way the worst example, your tagline description of 'free game' rather falls outwith the new nomenclature we're all trying to get the hang of, does it not?

    If I've been paying proper attention, it should be 'free to download'.

    Cheers.
    Reply +8
  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    Lack of item trading is a GOOD thing.

    'Hey, look how much grinding we have!' is probably a bad thing, unless they really do have the content to back it up. Jury still out.

    Orbit is a neutral thing. There were going to be loading screens of some sort, so I'm more than happy for them to dress it up pretty instead of making me watch a progress bar.
    Reply 0
  • The Half-Life 2 VR mod makes even reloading seem cool

  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    @frunk
    Yup. Give it a few years to omni-treadmill V3, or whatever, and this sort of thing will be amazing and we'll look back on this video and laugh! :)
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    The disconnect between his actions in reality and the result on screen is, for the most part, utterly hilarious.

    Eventually we'll have a controller solution that makes VR FPS (well, on-foot motion and interaction with a game world) a viable option, but it's probably going to be the very last VR hurdle to be overcome.

    The tech being shown is really cool. This application of it is a complete waste of time.
    Reply -12
  • Watch P.T. mashed up with The Stanley Parable's narrator

  • Pandy 26/08/2014

    Wonderful stuff.
    If the teaser is anything like the final game, it would be amazing if they did an official 'Stanley' bonus mode as a New Game+ ! :)
    Reply +2
  • The man who wants to make lacrosse a FIFA beater

  • Pandy 24/08/2014



    EDIT: Damn you, MrTomFTW! :P
    Reply +10
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • Pandy 24/08/2014

    Nice article.
    I've already gone for the 1TB hybrid option, but this is a great deal for those planning to use their PS4 as their primary console over the coming years, as 1TB will probably be getting quite cramped before the end of the generation.

    Now, where's that WiiU external HDD article?
    I'd really like some solid DF numbers, especially comparing use of external HDDs with the internal memory. Currently I'm using the stock 500GB HDD I removed from my PS4 in a caddy on my WiiU.
    Reply +19
  • Video: Claptrap is your new favourite vault hunter in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • Pandy 23/08/2014

    I really liked the sound of Evolve when it was first announced, but it looks like it'll be rather messy and repetitive to actually play.

    Too many energy bars, too many menus, not enough FEAR (on either side).
    Reply +2
  • Disney Infinity is now free on Wii U

  • Pandy 23/08/2014

    @HornsDino
    Haven't tried Infinity, but I assume the WiiU version has HD graphics, unlike the Wii version, so if you've moved consoles that would be quite a nice free upgrade.

    Thinking about the Wii to WiiU transfer process though, I imagine you would only be able to access your old save files in the Wii mode, but I don't know how important that is with some data being stored on the figures themselves. Maybe an Infinity owner can elaborate?
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 23/08/2014

    Nice move by Avalanche, which makes a lot of sense given that the base game isn't really where they make their money.

    See everyone, the gouging doesn't HAVE to be constant. From time to time we can actually be treated like valued customers. :)
    Reply +7
  • Oakland, California lifts its 80-year pinball ban

  • Pandy 23/08/2014

    Progress. Now, can we get them to ban anything with 'micro' transactions?

    That would be real progress.
    Reply +5
  • EA declares war on FIFA Ultimate Team cheaters

  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing
    I disagree with your first point. Micro-transactions are a cancer to gaming that should be purged at all costs.

    I do, however, heartily support the legitimate thrashing of 'geared-up' players in pay-to-win games. So well played. :)
    Reply +4
  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    "So, basically, what happened was... we rigged the dice wrong.

    Mind if we roll again?"
    Reply +9
  • Bloodborne is a Souls successor with serious bite

  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    While I understand the concept on paper, I'm still not convinced by the new weapon system. The counter shot sounds like it'll be limited in application, and I'm not keen on the transforming weapons.

    I'm sure the game will be good, but I don't know whether it'll be for me.
    Reply 0
  • FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360 doesn't have Pro Clubs mode

  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    @Calverz
    The game you are looking for is called Sensible World of Soccer.

    Still the best football game, and you can download a patch for annual kit updates and name changes from the net, if that sort of thing bothers you.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    @wyp100
    @Plugpin yeah, I think is mostly about Ultimate Team being so profitable and where resources are allocated as a result
    I believe I've fixed that for you.
    Reply -1
  • The Wii U's first PC and iOS cross-platform game gets a release date

  • Pandy 22/08/2014

    Oh, Jeffrey.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-03-12-pure-chess-wii-u-and-nintendo-3ds-release-date-announced

    Article premise aside, this is still a good thing. The e-shop is getting a steady stream of indie games, several of which aren't making it to the XBO/PS4, and it'd be good to see EG review more of them.
    Reply +11
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to Wii U

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    @grassyknoll
    Hilarious to read you complain about the UI when the WiiU has by far the best of the three consoles. In large part thanks to the gamepad.
    Reply -1
  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    Shame, as the WiiU version had the best version of Blops2 and Ghosts thanks to the dedicated WiiU team doing a really good job with it and exploiting the WiiU's gamepad, and the Wii-mote+nunchuck.
    (Multiplayer, I never tried single-player)

    That said, with Splatoon due out next year, I think Nintendo are going to have the online shooter crowd well catered for anyway, so Activisions decision is probably a wise one.
    Reply +7
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain debuts multiplayer footage

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    So sold on this already, this looks like a fun addition which will hopefully give me a more varied end-game than I'd been expecting.

    The details of how this works are crucial though. If I take a couple of weeks off to play another game, will I come back to find my base had been completely stripped! If it only works when I'm online, it may be frustrating to have to break off missions to come home and defend the base.
    Reply +14
  • Forza Horizon 2 proves the driving genre is back at its best

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    @bentaylor1
    From what I've seen of The Crew, isn't it heavily based on that Chase HQ thing of ramming your target vehicle,
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  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    @bentaylor1
    Well the article specifically uses the term 'racing genre', which is fairly all encompassing. At that level, I don't think Mario Kart 8 has to worry too much about losing its 'Best Racing Game of 2014' crown.

    Also, if we're going for sub-genres, then The Crew is doing totally different things to Forza, so we shouldn't really be comparing those either.
    Reply -3
  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    @UkHardcore23
    I hadn't noticed that had vanished. I commented on it too.

    Brief recap as I remember it:
    It seems all that 'TV,TV,TV' nonsense purely boils down to the game having live-action cut-scenes (this is actually a relief, considering how it was presented originally). The previewer also thought the main character was boring and noted that puzzle-platforming sections were the chief ingredient to spice up the action beyond the basic combat + powers formula in the trailer.

    The preview wasn't so much negative in tone as it was jaded with the rinse/repeat/add time-sweeper powers feel of the project. The only real positive was that the main bad guy seems interestingly written.

    Lost in a time bubble, perhaps?
    More likely an e-mail from Microsoft PR dept.
    Reply -3
  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    @cloudskipa
    not only join the elite ranks of the best racers ever made but to maybe even surpass them.
    Back on top form, Skippy.

    Seriously though, it's good to have you back. There was a month or two where I didn't see you in the EG comments and, frankly, the other party-line Xbox fans on here aren't half as much fun as you. :)
    Reply -4
  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    @PSfourskin
    Martin specifically suggests that, in his expert opinion, it is likely that Forza will emerge at the head of the pack, which rather directly leads to my horse picking analogy.

    He also mentions three 30fps racing games from big publishers, and neglects to mention the fourth 'big' racing game launching in the next few months, the only one which is even aiming for 60fps. (Of course, it could fail to hit the target.)
    Reply -4
  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    Horizon 2 is the worthy successor to racing greats such as Project Gotham Racing 4, and as it goes against Evolution's DriveClub and Ivory Tower's The Crew, it's hard not to see the Xbox One game emerging at the head of the pack.
    Project Cars is going to be 60fps on PS4/XBO, isn't it?
    I rather think you've backed the wrong horse.
    Reply -6
  • Star Wars: Commander is your next Star Wars game

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    How the fuck has 70 become the standard top end for in-app purchases when most people complain about full console games costing 40?! Reply +6
  • Bungie on the Destiny level cap, raids and game size

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    Also,
    t's the biggest game we've ever made. I don't think people understand the depth and amount of gameplay there is in Destiny.
    After going to the Moon only to find both the gravity and the enemies to be exactly the same as on Earth, I don't think they have any right to crticise OUR understanding of how much depth there is in the game. Maybe it gets wildly varied later on, well it's up to them to illustrate that for prospective buyers and not just assume we'll take their word for it.
    Reply +2
  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    We're going to see people self-organise. We're seeing people in the Tower already gathering saying, who's going to commit for a raid?
    Crucial point.

    Does this mean my two buddies and I can chat to people at the tower and join up with them for raids WITHOUT having to add them to my console's friend list?
    Reply +35
  • Dex Early Access review

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    Sounds a bit rough around the edges, but then it is Early Access. The general concept definitely appeals though.
    Good to know there's a WiiU version on the way. Will check it out once it makes it that far.
    Reply +1
  • P.T.'s craziest Easter egg translated

  • Pandy 21/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28
    That would indeed dovetail nicely with the title being Silent Hills.
    Reply +1
  • Prison break game The Escapists arrives on Steam Early Access

  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    Basically, a Skool Daze clone. ('Clone' in the traditional videogaming sense of the word, not in the App Store sense)

    Really hope he can pull it off.
    Reply +2
  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    @janishewski
    Nowhere did I equate myself with overall numbers, I just shared my little piece of the puzzle.

    There are some interesting dynamics at work here.
    After all, games are still being made for the XBO despite it having a smaller installed user-base, but I don't deny that Ubisoft's (so-called) mature games sell better on that platform than on the WiiU.

    As others have said, a big part of the issue is that games are being delayed or released with fewer features (not talking graphics, but full on modes and DLC). That means we aren't comparing apples with apples, and it's hard to say whether WiiU gamers don't want these kind of games, or whether Ubisoft are doing a bad job of selling them to WiiU owners.

    On Ubisoft's side, I have been impressed with their willingness to engage in the e-shop and offer reductions on digital purchases a few months after launch. So I definitely wouldn't say overcharging is part of the problem.
    Reply +1
  • Pandy 19/08/2014

    As a WiiU owner with two 'mature' Ubisoft games in my collection, ZombiiU and Splinter Cell, along with Rayman and Child of Light, I'd argue it's because their 'mature' games are mostly nowhere near as good as their 'immature' ones. I looked at Black Flag in the sale, and honestly didn't think it was worth the time, I have enough good games to play without filling my shelves with annualized filler.

    Valiant Hearts is the best game Ubisoft made this year by a mile. Bring that to WiiU and watch the sales roll in.

    p.s. - I'm waiting for the WiiU version of Watch Dogs before deciding which version to buy. Looking more and more likely just to pick it up cheap in a sale due to it being a bit mince on any platform.
    Cheers, Yves.
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  • Pierce Brosnan plays GoldenEye 007

  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    @liveswired
    I agree. :)

    My friends and I literally never played with auto-aim and reticule on, and yet I could still Magnum headshot my opponents at the far side of the Temple level at a moment's notice.

    The aiming system, which was also used in Perfect Dark and Time Splitters, emphasises skilled use of the analogue sticks far more so than the prevailing joypad controls in Halo, COD and BF.
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  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    Still the best local-multiplayer FPS, for a whole host of reasons.

    For the record, I played the game competitively just last year in a charity competition, so I'm not simply being nostalgic about it. Though, nowadays I do generally prefer to play larger-scale FPSs thanks to the wonders of the internet.
    Reply +3
  • A couple of goldfish are playing Street Fighter 2 on Twitch

  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    Came here for the tag line, found myself strangely enjoying the channel. Reply +1
  • Watch six minutes of Bloodborne gameplay

  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    @A_FAN
    EDIT: Apologies, I think my tablet replied to you of its own free will! :(
    Reply +1
  • Is there more to Quantum Break than run-of-the-mill third-person shooting?

  • Pandy 20/08/2014

    So, live-action cut-scenes, then.

    Couldn't they have just said that in the first place?
    Reply +12
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • Pandy 18/08/2014

    Another good interview, EG. Keep up the good work. Reply 0