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  • Diablo 3 patch 2.2 has new Legendary sets and item powers

  • Rack 22/02/2015

    @Tsumoro But it's not unconstrained? She's got plate armour on her arms and legs preventing her from moving about freely, and nothing covering her chest because, what? She casts spells by belly-dancing? Reply +1
  • Guilty Gear Xrd review

  • Rack 20/02/2015

    @CosmicCortex The question though was is this more of a Forza or a Mario Kart? Nothing wrong with games like this existing for the fans as long as there are also games out there that can appeal to new or casual players too.

    For reference though, this is one for the fans and particularly for those fans that think accessibility is a dirty word.
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  • Introducing MetaBomb - our experimental new games portal

  • Rack 19/02/2015

    @gamecat I'm with you there, but it's pretty clear the rampant netdecking isn't an issue with card variety as the problem got far worse when GvG came out. I think part of it is Blizzard have a reputation for making games where you can't build your own characters, but mostly the incentive structures. If you need to win 2-5 games a day, every day to keep up you will very soon fall to the temptation to find the fastest way to win. This becomes a vicious cycle that ends in net decks at level 25 up. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae demo detailed

  • Rack 17/02/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 But that's why they're doing an additional demo available to everyone. If they don't end up doing that then I'd agree this is a bit short sighted, there are a lot of people that need to be convinced about 15 and if the game is worthwhile then a demo's the best way to go about it at the moment. Reply 0
  • Rack 16/02/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 Since there's another demo forthcoming they'll probably get the best of both worlds. An uptick in sales for Type-0 from people who need the best demo asap, and exposure to everyone else when they release the demo to the general public. Reply -1
  • Apple adds Pay Once & Play category to App Store

  • Rack 13/02/2015

    I'd like to see the line drawn with games that have a limit on how much it is possible to spend. The buy once model lumps Pandemic in with Candy Crush which doesn't seem entirely fair on games that have legitimate content based expansions.

    Still, this is progress so I should applaud it.
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Rack 10/02/2015

    Good call, hope other sites follow suit. Reply 0
  • Mortal Kombat X's new Living Towers take single-player online

  • Rack 10/02/2015

    @Unholy_Witchcraft Yeah, a system like that could be great. Getting bonuses based on your actions and how well you're doing against people of equivalent skill and engagement is a really nice way of extending the single player modes. Throwing you in a tank with everyone in the world is just demoralising. Reply 0
  • Rack 07/02/2015

    @spamdangled MK9 did pretty well with it's story mode, though I'd argue Injustice was better. Either way they definitely have a pedigree for single player content.

    I just don't get the faction system, in the screenshot it shows you can get a maximum of 2,000 points with the difference between 1st and 2nd place being over 100,000. I don't see how you can feel any personal connection with a group that large. If they divided it into thousands of smaller groups you could feel an ownership in I'd get the appeal more but as it stands I just don't see the appeal.
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  • Rack 06/02/2015

    I don't see any element of this that couldn't be done just as well offline. The arguable one is faction vs faction but for all the impact any one person could have you might as well just use a random number generator and say it's handled online. Reply -2
  • Towerfall is adding an Anita Sarkeesian skin

  • Rack 10/02/2015

    @Liquid--Leeroy But why is he saying that at all? The question was whether Hitler was right to do what he did given he had a political mandate, there's no reason to bring up the overall benefits of science in that equation. Either the video was heavily modified (there's a jump cut between the question and answer) or he's bringing that up himself as a justification. Reply +6
  • A live-action Zelda series is in development for Netflix - report

  • Rack 07/02/2015

    @dazsmith True enough. For those curious it's here.

    http://pauliukonis.com/miscfiles/legendofneil.php
    Reply +1
  • 80 French Monopoly sets have real money inside

  • Rack 03/02/2015

    @Achtung_Englander Obviously at that age he's too young for any of those games, let alone Monopoly. Once he's past the Hungry Hungry Hippos stage the first boardgame I'd recommend is King of Tokyo. Not a huge amount of skill to it, but nicely paced, beautifully presented and simple to learn. Ticket to Ride is a bit more complex (but still probably easier than Monopoly) and very good indeed. There's apparently a kids version of Settlers called Kids of Catan, apparently good for very young childern but I have no personal experience. Reply +1
  • Rack 03/02/2015

    29,920 sets aren't worth buying. Reply 0
  • The Digital Foundry 2015 graphics card upgrade guide

  • Rack 01/02/2015

    Since there's no mention of the 970 secret lack of .5gb memory I assume it wasn't a consideration. It's a shame because if I'm in the market to hopefully last a few years some unbiased advice as to how relevant that might be would be useful. Comments and forum recommendations always seem to devolve into useless brand loyalty arguments.

    I'm inclined to guess that the 970 will hold better framerates at lower settings compared to the 290x a couple years down the line which is still going to be a good compromise but I feel nervous splashing out 270 out on a guess.
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  • Sega to offer 300 staff voluntary retirement as it focuses on smartphone and PC online games

  • Rack 31/01/2015

    @Bluetooth i disagree entirely, this happened because Sega invested more than they could afford into Hardware, and when that failed they were ignomiously dumped into the software market. If they'd gone software only after the saturn they might be in a much better place now. Reply +1
  • Sony ending PlayStation Vita Maps, near features

  • Rack 28/01/2015

    @ManatuBear True, but that potential would be wasted so much more if it were discontinued. If indies are all it can reasonably get then I'm happy there are still great games coming out for it as it's such a lovely machine. Reply 0
  • Lumines is returning with series producer Mizuguchi at the helm

  • Rack 27/01/2015

    Gave the Vita touch controls a go and it didn't work well at all. I think is a poor fit for mobile sadly. Maybe it could be reworked but I'm skeptical.

    Space Channel 5 on the other hand would be fantastic.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review

  • Rack 24/01/2015

    I wonder how the recent revelation that the 970 only has 3.5gig of functional VRAM affects the shape of the high end GPU market. Reply 0
  • Rock Band dev Harmonix asks fans to fill out "important" survey

  • Rack 21/01/2015

    @Wrathbone If you have an RB2 guitar it's done automatically. If you don't want to upgrade then its hard to see what more they can do I'm afraid. Reply 0
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell review

  • Rack 19/01/2015

    @snoox Maybe a 2? This seems so far and away the worst way to start I'm not sure you should play it for free if you haven't at least played 4. I think you're best off starting at 2 but 3 or 4 would work well. Reply -1
  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • Rack 16/01/2015

    This is already a remake though, the Gamecube version already added and messed up some stuff. There's no point in being precious about it. It's a bit like insisting the 4k rerelease of Star Wars be exactly like the 1997 originals. Reply -3
  • Nintendo announces new Fire Emblem game for 3DS

  • Rack 14/01/2015

    Hyped. Not even disappointed it isn't Advance Wars. Where's my 3DS Advance Wars?

    Oh yeah, new Fire Emblem.

    😄
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  • Tekken boss Harada working on new Wii U-exclusive

  • Rack 14/01/2015

    I read this in the worst order possible.

    Tekken boss Harada working on a Wii U exclusive.

    One to four player co-op action.

    "That could be really interesting"

    Free to...

    "God damn it!"
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  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong launches Kickstarter, succeeds goal in two hours

  • Rack 14/01/2015

    Sold. I wasn't impressed with Returns but Dragonfall is completely stonking. Reply 0
  • Konami explains MGS: The Phantom Pain chicken hat item

  • Rack 09/01/2015

    Really hate it when developers pull this kind of shit. I mean it's better than nothing but hardly the most mature way to treat differently abled gamers. Reply -3
  • The Witcher 3 PC system requirements revealed

  • Rack 07/01/2015

    Not at all comfortable about only hitting the minimum processor. I preordered this but I suspect it'll need to wait for a complete system overhaul before I can play. Reply 0
  • Sony says sorry for PSN Christmas outage with five days of PS Plus

  • Rack 02/01/2015

    I got 5 days free when I was outside network range for Xmas anyway, still got to play Binding of Isaac and Virtues Last Reward just as easily. People who got a brick for Xmas get nothing. I can see why they did it this way and really it was only their fault in that their machine doesn't work too well separated from the network but it's still a bit of an odd way to handle it. Reply +1
  • Elite: Dangerous review

  • Rack 22/12/2014

    Games need to be instant ratification for me these days because I have a terrifying backlog that doesn't really allow me to spend 30 hours grinding for resources on dull intro missions and trades.

    Shame this wasn't around 20 years ago because I'd have been all over it then, it looks like it could be superb when you get going.
    Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on PC

  • Rack 21/12/2014

    Kudos to Konami for a good port, and for you guys testing it on a range of systems. I often give you flak for only testing on 5,000 super systems but you have a nice range going on here. Reply -1
  • Don't call it DRM: what's Denuvo Anti-Tamper?

  • Rack 19/12/2014

    The interesting point here is this new DRM that significantly delays pirated copies being available appears to have had absolutely zero impact on sales. Measuring all factors together is tough so it may have paid for itself or even made a little profit but the idea that piracy has damaged the industry significantly has been completely debunked. If the sales difference was more than a couple of % it would be clearly visible.

    Piracy was a service problem after all.
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  • Ghost cars may soon become a reality

  • Rack 16/12/2014

    Given that self-driving cars that are safer than manual ones already exist I'm a lot more optimistic about this technology. From the start of the video it's shown to be a lot more than a fancy satnav. If the screen responds appropriately to road situations it should obviate a lot of the risks, and target fixation is only a risk, not an inevitability. Also it can afford to have some risks if it also mitigates some of the driver error issues that crop up often in city driving.

    Still it does depend on this technology being as smart as a self-drive car, which makes it a very odd half-way house. Manual cars are not going to be around very much longer.
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  • Elite: Dangerous and the art of the galactic grind

  • Rack 16/12/2014

    @Branoic Does it really work that way? It seems like new players are going to be coralled into the core systems where expert players can kill them just by looking at them. Reply +3
  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2014 voting

  • Rack 13/12/2014

    You missed Scrolls off this list. Reply 0
  • Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition announced for PC, tablets

  • Rack 11/12/2014

    @pomi Agreed, this will be great to play on the go regardless (as long as they put the effort in to making it work well on a touchscreen) but the expansions would have made it even lovelier.

    As a side note Battlelore Command is pretty stonking as a hex based wargame on the iPad right now, the best I've played so far certainly.
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  • Rack 11/12/2014

    @pomi apparently they lost the source code, so odds are those won't be reappearing with this version. Reply 0
  • Alien: Isolation's latest update adds new difficulty modes

  • Rack 10/12/2014

    i'm going to give Novice a go, the game is at its most terrifying when the Alien is near but hasn't caught me. Reply 0
  • Suikoden and Suikoden 2 re-release on PS3 January 2015

  • Rack 08/12/2014

    January? Way to ruin Christmas Konami. Reply +1
  • Minecraft dev's Scrolls will cap your spending so you don't break the game

  • Rack 06/12/2014

    @BrotherOfTheWolf Do you really think it's realistic that a new player is going to be able to beat the three daily trials that easily? Even the "easy" daily trial is pretty damned tough today and I've given up on beating the medium one.

    That said getting even 200 gold a day relatively easily is a MASSIVE step forward from where it was a year ago, between that, the increased card pool and starter decks being much more available I think Scrolls might actually have become the most player friendly online ccg out there. Quite an enormous step from when it launched.
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  • Rack 06/12/2014

    No, it's been over a year since I last touched it, that will have been when they launched Judgement as an easy way to buy boosters by spending money. When you say a new player can earn a pack a day is that playing a game or two or some nightmare 16 hour slog? Is it also taking into account new players aren't going to be able to get any wins against other players at this juncture? Reply 0
  • Rack 05/12/2014

    Fair to play without paying through the nose? No, just no. It's dramatically slower to get cards than even Hearthstone, by several orders of magnitude. Given you need to play 5 hours or so per card unlock I can't imagine a limit of less than a few thousand pounds per week being applied or even beneficial. At this juncture you need tens of thousands of hours logged or else spend thousands of pounds to play at all. The initial purchase price of 4 times what it currently costs was still woefully insufficient to play. Scrolls is a neat game but the economy is ludicrously broken.

    Edit: Turns out this is out of date, Scrolls has really turned itself around recently.
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  • Tomb Raider 2 is out now on iOS

  • Rack 04/12/2014

    @TarickStonefire Is it just my opinion though? The dialogue so far has been entirely mocking it for being a poor fit for ios and mocking ios gaming in general.

    If this is a general gaming site that in any way covers ios then why hasn't it covered ANY of the fantastic ios games released in the last few months? But whenever a chance to piss on ios gaming crops up Eurogamer is right on up there.

    Eurogamer doesn't cover tablet or phone gaming at all, it's a mainstream games website with a sideline of falsely reporting how bad tablet gaming is. Something is definitely wrong with that picture. Either it doesn't cover gaming on phones and tablets or it covers the major stories on it. But just publishing any story that paints it in a bad light is pretty shameful.
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  • Rack 04/12/2014

    Is Eurogamers policy now to only cover bad ios games? It feeds into the majority of readers hideously misinformed preconceptions and will thus be popular bur it still seems pretty tacky for a games website. Reply +1
  • Alien: Isolation's Trauma DLC pack out today

  • Rack 02/12/2014

    Kind of surprised so many people want more story content because for me the story is the worst part of the game by a ludicrous margin. I'd have been all over a dozen or so survival missions and no story at all but when the penalty for dying is replaying the same linear scripted sequences and skipping cutscenes the story mode gets a whole lot less appealing, especially when the game peppers in unavoidable "gotcha" moments 45 minutes after the last save point. Most of the best storytelling in the game is environmental anyway. Reply -1
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

  • Rack 30/11/2014

    @Mr-Writer I think it all comes down to language, when you say there are different types of fun that's what I mean by enjoying things in different ways, I just wouldn't use the word fun. Either way Mario 3D World is a very distinct experience compared to Alien Isolation, but it's something you tend to see Ninendo do more than other developers. Reply +1
  • Rack 30/11/2014

    @Mr-Writer Is it though? It seems really weird to describe The Last of Us as "fun". Enthralling, entertaining and tense sure but fun? Even if that's the case surely you have to see how it's not true for all games. What about Silent Hill, The Path, Always Sometimes Monsters or Depression Quest? I can't picture playing something like that for the same reason I play Mario Kart. Reply 0
  • The Steam Exploration Sale is live

  • Rack 26/11/2014

    @meanspirit That game is top on my list at the moment, the original Shadowrun Returns was pretty good and it sounds like that fixes all the areas it was weak in. I expect great things. Reply 0
  • Mario Galaxy's planetary physics examined in university paper

  • Rack 25/11/2014

    I think SMBC put this best.
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  • "I don't want to be a part of piracy"

  • Rack 21/11/2014

    @devilmyarse With that reasoning you'd end up acting entirely at random. Should I go for a run or slap myself with a piece of 2 week old cheese? Here I suspect the reason is "because it's an interesting challenge, but it's critical that there is one. Reply -1
  • EA announces new Need for Speed game

  • Rack 20/11/2014

    @Markitron So Espgaluda 2, Ghost Trick, Chrono Trigger, Galaxy Trucker, Pandemic, Xcom Enemy Within, Clash of Heroes and Skulls of the Shogun don't count as games for you?

    Man your taste sucks. That or you're regurgitating biased nonsense without having the least idea what you're talking about.
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