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  • Dev who threatened Gabe Newell has returned to Code Avarice

  • Pasco_ 15/11/2014

    Fuck these guys.

    Asshole rage on twitter, followed by death threats, followed by insincere apology, followed by huffy resignation, followed by cynical return to 'business as usual' before the virtual ink on the death threats has even dried.

    If the worst thing that happens to their company is being de-listed and permanantly blacklisted from Steam they should consider themselves lucky.
    Reply +32
  • Xbox One has sold in almost 10m units to retailers

  • Pasco_ 13/11/2014

    @harryisme We already *have* a competitive environment, and it's a competition that Microsoft and Nintendo have been losing up to now.

    The point of competition is not to ensure everyone comes out equal in the end, and having all platform doing well is not a sign of healthy competition.

    A competitive market means some companies do well, while others crash and burn, not that everyone does kinda ok.
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  • Bloodborne delayed by a month

  • Pasco_ 12/11/2014

    A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.
    Reply +9
  • Dragon Age Keep enters open beta

  • Pasco_ 30/10/2014

    @madjim It will import your choices based on the achievements you got, as long as those achievements were synced with origin. Reply +2
  • Pasco_ 30/10/2014

    @Ryuke It imported all of my choices as well as my character, unless I just happened to make the 'canonical' choices for every event (which I find unlikely).

    Maybe your import just broke?
    Reply 0
  • Star Wars: X-Wing and Tie Fighter re-releasing on PC

  • Pasco_ 28/10/2014

    Reply +10
  • Microsoft announces Xbox One Christmas price cut in US

  • Pasco_ 27/10/2014

    A "temporary" price-cut that just so happens to cover the two months of this market that make almost as much money as all the other months combined.

    Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
    Reply 0
  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • Pasco_ 17/10/2014

    Hear, hear!

    Thanks Oli and the EG team for your coverage of this hot-mess, it has been nigh-exemplary.
    Reply +6
  • E3 organiser and trade group ESA speaks out against GamerGate

  • Pasco_ 16/10/2014

    @Oli Hi Oli,

    I really appreciated the site's earlier coverage of this issue, especially when many of the other big gaming sites continued to turn a blind eye.

    I'll admit that I'm slightly disappointed by your removal of some of the harsher language of this piece, as while I appreciate the desire for a more neutral tone in news coverage, I feel a clear negative stance towards GamerGate is deserved and appropriate in all related coverage.

    I do understand your desire for a certain tone, and a purposeful differentiation between news coverage and editorial, and thank you for making your stance clear. Perhaps it is worth adding a note to the article itself that it has been updated, with a link to EG's earlier thoughts on GG?
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  • Pasco_ 16/10/2014

    GamerGate is a hate campaign, and totally without merit or any redeeming qualities.

    It started as an attack on one woman for the heinous crime of having sex, then expanded out to an attack on all progressive voices in gaming (though especially those voices who are women, natch).

    Even if you charitably remove responsibility for the worst of the harassment and death threats from the wider GamerGate 'family', it is still a deeply regressive and conservative movement, with any slight nod towards inclusivity or attempt to broaden the appeal of games decried as political correctness gone mad or the work of those evil enough to fight for social justice.

    The smokescreen of 'ethics' or 'corruption' is transparently nonsense. Ask any Gamergater what ethical concerns they have, what corruption they are fighting against and see what they come up with. Are they troubled by Activision or EA or Bethesda blacklisting writers for giving bad reviews? Does the recent spate of Youtubers being paid for only positive coverage without full disclosure get their attention? No. They are focussed on indie devs (especially indie devs who are women, natch) having friends, or writers (especially writers who are women, natch) considering games on a deeper level than how tight the graphics are on level 3.

    GamerGate is fighting a losing battle, on the wrong side of history, and using the most heinous tactics imaginable to do it.
    Reply +2
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • Pasco_ 15/10/2014

    GamerGate have managed to go from a harassment campaign, to a hate group, to a terrorist organisation, all in a little over a month.

    It's utterly horrifying how a section of what is ostensibly our community can be so hateful, and have lost perspective to such a degree that they are willing to do all of this.
    Reply +27
  • WildStar calls off Christmas, Halloween content

  • Pasco_ 08/10/2014

    I wonder what WoW's kill-list will look like once all is said and done?

    Has any other game seen off so many would-be competitors?
    Reply +1
  • Eyes-on with PC Shadow of Mordor's 6GB ultra-HD textures

  • Pasco_ 02/10/2014

    This game looks and runs great on my fairly ageing GTX 680 / i5-2400 combo.

    Could it look and run better? Sure it could, and after my next upgrade I'll be sure to give it a twirl, but you don't have to be on the bleeding edge all of the time.

    That's the true beauty of PC gaming, choice and adaptability.

    Getting brand new AAA releases for 20 isn't half bad either ;)
    Reply +2
  • Desert Golfing review

  • Pasco_ 01/10/2014

    @Stevehd And unfortunately only on iOS Reply +1
  • Pasco_ 01/10/2014

    Desert Golfing is exactly what I want from a mobile game.

    Instant start, instant close with no lost progress, meaningful progress achievable in less than 5 seconds of play time, no breaks in gameplay, no annoying music (and only very subtle SFX), not demanding on battery life or otherwise hardware intensive, endless.

    I'm only on hole 1603, but my BF is in the 3000s, and some of those holes are bananas.
    Reply +6
  • FIFA 15 Ultimate Team: time for a shake-up?

  • Pasco_ 29/09/2014

    @Physically_Insane Gerrard is semi-regularly referred to in such terms, and it irks me too.

    We already have perfectly good terms for all possible permutations of positions on a football pitch, without resorting to such American vulgarities.
    Reply +1
  • Kickstarter updates Terms for successful-then-cancelled projects

  • Pasco_ 22/09/2014

    Now if only, say, EA were held to these standards.

    For all the whining over Kickstarter (some justified, most not), the big boys get away with far worse on a far more regular basis.

    The only solution is stronger consumer protection legislation, which is thankfully coming from the EU .
    Reply -4
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 review

  • Pasco_ 19/09/2014


    It's 20nm or bust for me, not going to throw away money over re-badged 3 year old kit.

    The GPU race has never been less exciting.
    Reply -3
  • Final Fantasy 13 series is coming to PC

  • Pasco_ 18/09/2014

    You would have to pay me 10.99 / 12.99 to play this tedious drek. Reply -1
  • Destiny review

  • Pasco_ 17/09/2014

    Well if you were just going to bottle it you could have released this review days ago.

    8/10 is a running gag, but it really is the default spineless EG score at this point.
    Reply +3
  • GaymerX convention will return following developer donations

  • Pasco_ 16/09/2014

    A proper gaming industry feel-good story.

    GaymerX is a fantastic, welcoming, friendly, open space, in an industry that is far too often exclusionary and off-putting.

    San Fransisco is so obviously a fantastic venue for it, but it does mean going every year is a bit of a non-starter for many Euros.

    That's why we need a EuroGaymerX... or EGX for short! Somebody should set that up!
    Reply +6
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • Pasco_ 15/09/2014

    @null Why?

    Well there's are about 2.5 billion reasons listed in the article.
    Reply +1
  • Pasco_ 15/09/2014

    @rikid well, no.

    He's taking the money and leaving. He hasn't been bought, he's been given complete personal freedom for the rest of his life.
    Reply +21
  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • Pasco_ 09/09/2014

    Losing talent like Tom and Ellie in such a short space of time seriously sucks.

    Tom, you kept EG as the best in the business for 15 years, I don't think anyone is prepared for how much you'll be missed.

    It's been real.
    Reply -1
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • Pasco_ 04/09/2014

    The #gamergate assholes are now crowing ecstatically about chasing Jenn Frank and Mattie Brice out of the industry. We're losing fantastic writers and people everyday due to this heinous insanity.

    But please, tell me again how this isn't a hateful campaign of intimidation designed to silence women, and is instead a moral and ethical crusade against the dreaded journalistic impropriety.
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  • Pasco_ 03/09/2014

    @blarty Denying that this 'scenario' is an attack on women, designed to silence them and drive them out of the industry, is myopic.

    The 'ethics' smokescreen is such obvious nonsense that to fall for it you have to be wilfully blind to obvious misogyny that is driving these attacks.

    If people actually cared about ethics in the games industry they would be going after EA, Activision, and the other big fish with the big money.
    Reply -3
  • Pasco_ 03/09/2014

    @Ambient_Riot No, we don't have any physical evidence.

    Ignoring the ridiculous notion that chat logs prove anything, in no way do they even begin to show that any game was given preferential coverage. And even if they did, the game accused of getting all this free press is itself free.

    Not only is this conspiracy bullshit, it is weak-sauce conspiracy bullshit.

    And men might have been caught in the crossfire of this sorry episode, but it's targets are women and anyone who defends them.
    Reply +3
  • Pasco_ 03/09/2014

    Good to see EG not falling into the same trap as some sites and actually acting like the hateful shitweasels behind #gamergate are worth listening to.

    This is not about ethics, or corruption, or nepotism. It's about bullying. It's about targeting women and attempting to silence them. It's about crazy conspiracy theories with no basis in reality.
    Reply -7
  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • Pasco_ 30/08/2014

    Helen Lewis posited that "the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism", but it has become clear that this was too narrow a stance, especially in the games press.

    More appropriate would appear to be "the comments on any article that has the gall to even mention a woman justify feminism".
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  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • Pasco_ 28/08/2014

    Ellie is a fantastic writer and will be sadly missed. Reply +9
  • FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360 doesn't have Pro Clubs mode

  • Pasco_ 22/08/2014

    @Plugpin It's called FIFA World and it's been out for a while. Reply 0
  • Gamer Network is now hiring!

  • Pasco_ 19/08/2014


    I mean bloody hell. Why not just post "#lads only, top #bantz required" in all caps at the top of the job advert?
    Reply +7
  • PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

  • Pasco_ 15/08/2014

    @Bravestinsane The numbers reported in the comments, while accurate, are unofficial leaks from knowledgeable insiders.

    NPD are quite guarded about there numbers, and while they let a lot of things slide under the table, if EG posted them as fact in a news story, the NPD ninjas would be dispatched.

    We'll never go back to the good old days of all NPD data flowing around free and easy, but the other option is that NPD lock it down to the point nobody knows anything. The current halfway house is as good as we'll get.
    Reply +5
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    CBoaT says timed exclusive!

    Man, what a cluster-fuck. Horrible PR from SE, CD, and MS from both sides.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 briefing

  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    ... an the big closing announcement is... THE ABILITY TO PRE-ORDER!?! WTF. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    "Exclusive Holiday Bundles" of course they're exclusive, they include your console you idiots.

    The word Exclusive has lost all meaning.
    Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    I think I actually prefer to this fake e-sports feel to the fake user interaction, though they both suck. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    So E3 was fake multiplayer chatter, Gamescom is fake pro-caster commentary? Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    Microsoft: €1 =/= $1 ffs Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    (Of course what I really mean is, just make another MSR!) Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    Kudos! Just make another PGR! Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    OK, Next Gen Roller Coaster Tycoon, I can get behind this. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    Fable Legends, Microsoft's answer to a question no-one asked. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    If your game needs "In the interest of time" when shown off, maybe it's full of boring dreary sections and you should fix it? Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    Cars are always the true text of 'Next gen' graphics, and this fails hard. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    Wow, these textures are atrocious. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    Is it just me, or does this look really boring and lifelss? No sense of weight or speed. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    @frazzl yeah, but there are a couple like No Mans Sky that buck the trend. I'll be playing them all on my PC anyway. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW A lot of the PS4 Indies are *first* on PS4, while most of these are first on PC, then 'first on console' on XBO. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 12/08/2014

    As yes, the key feature of all premier MOBAs, multiple maps. Reply 0