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  • Total War: Rome 2 - Emperor Edition release date announced

  • Rajin 04/09/2014

    Still can't forgive them for the shit they released in the first 6 months. Can anyone tell me if the game is finaly optimized and no longer looks worse then shogun? I could run shogun on high/very high and Rome 2 barely on low for the first 2 months. Reply +1
  • Offbeat strategy RPG Natural Doctrine slips

  • Rajin 03/09/2014

    Does this version include some of the updates/dlc of the Japanese release? Reply +1
  • Sega agrees to $1.25m settlement in Aliens: Colonial Marines case

  • Rajin 12/08/2014

    Its easy to hate gearbox and sega on this soap, but i see no mention of Dark Souls 2 false advertisment and the removed lightning system. I love From Software, but nobody seems willing to admit that they applied dodgy tactics there(steam page included screenshots with the enhanced lightning) Reply +5
  • Bitmap Brothers' Z: Steel Soldiers relaunches on PC today

  • Rajin 01/08/2014

    This game spawned a meme for me and my brothers: Who's the man of the catch?

    Z.O.D was a brilliant character, great sense of humour all throughout the original game. Zsteel was completely different from its predecessor sadly in terms of gameplay. Still defending choke points and flags was great fun in this game, also one of the best heli's in a early strategy game in my opinion.
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  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • Rajin 30/07/2014

    Getting malware from opening this page, does anyone have any idea why? Reply 0
  • Where literature and gaming collide

  • Rajin 27/07/2014

    @Khanivor

    Yes I think we just killed the discussion with our massive posts...
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  • Rajin 27/07/2014

    I would not say that we're near a golden age of writing of narratives that challenge the audience.

    I mentioned Spec-Ops before but even this game fails to give you a real choice, I loved the way it played out but i've seen many people critical of the enforced narrative without any freedom.

    That being said, freedom often does come at the cost of great writing(Open World games good writing is often found in some small quests not the grand narrative). The Witcher was personally a step in the right direction when it comes to RPG's, but even here you have simple themes such as discrimination/racism that are to much thrown into your face and not written as well as they could be(latests bioware games also often play the racism/discrimination theme but its too straightforward and thrown into your face)

    I dislike ''games'' like the Chinese Room because as Malek mentioned they are more of a simulator. It should not neccesarily be that great writing comes at the cost of gameplay.

    Characters are still very often not as well flashed out in games and given meaning to their actions(often a character does what it does without a fleshed out motivation)

    The more important question is: Is game writing improving? I am not so sure, I know many games and successors that are worse off then their predecessors(Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne opposed to its succesors) Planescape Torment and the old infinity rpg's.

    One issue is that modern games generally do not use a lot of text anymore because(this is once again a difficult impasse in which text or cutscenes might come at the costs of gameplay. Interactive story telling like Bastion and Dark Souls is difficult to pull off, but something we hopefully see more in the future.

    One thing that games could use is writers who are actually familiar with many literature themes, political science, psychology and such. I feel like this is generally not the case and that those who write games are not writers, but lead designers/gamers at hard writing a story for a game. This leads to the easy use of stereotypes and easy to understand themes. Being well known with some of the better fantasy series that encompass many literature themes might already improve rpg's for example.
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  • Meet the Eve Online creator who CCP left behind

  • Rajin 22/06/2014

    Great article, Interesting that he was even wiped out from any involvement with EVE.

    I was more interested in The World of Darkness then EVE itself, followed news for quite some years and was really disappointed when it was cancelled. I really want some form of succesor to Vampire: Masquarade The Bloodlines.

    EVE never interested me, i played the game in the early days and while i did like the social aspect of the whole MMO, it seemed like a bottomless pit in regards to the time i had to spent. Already in the early days it was evident that some people would have feelings of supiriority because of their ship and that a elite would dictate how the world would move(a mirror of our own world i suppose)

    Hope that this guy can put another interesting MMO out, although i fear that FTP would most likely ruin it.
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  • Pullblox World review

  • Rajin 21/06/2014

    @Pandy

    From your Wii account to a different Wii U account?
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  • Rajin 19/06/2014

    @Samael_Blackwing

    I dislike using the store because the games I buy are almost like a temporary rent, there's no way to transfer them from your Wii account towards the Wii-U. Unless Nintendo starts integrating the seperate accounts I refrain from spending too much.
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  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Rajin 19/06/2014

    Like others have said, women are equally sexist. I feel like this article is a missed oppertunity. The examples used could have been exchanged with better ones underlying structural sexism. Furthermore, you start a one sided dialoque without the input from female sexism and sexism in general portrayed in games.

    Bad writing is the worst culprit of this and it falls back on easy sterotypes. Improve writing in game and viola this issue will most likely solved
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  • 10-minute Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay demo

  • Rajin 11/06/2014

    Looks good but my trust in bioware is at a low point, hopefully this can turn it around.

    I think this is played on the consoles, switching from characters looked far from intuitive.
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  • Among the Sleep is coming to PS4 with Project Morpheus support

  • Rajin 13/05/2014

    No idea why I read the title as: Among the Sheeps Reply +2
  • Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta dated, entry costs 100

  • Rajin 10/04/2014

    @EnsoProductions

    Then why, like Total annihilation, will we get them on the discount during steam sales?
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  • Peter Molyneux's Godus problem

  • Rajin 01/04/2014

    Oh Peter.....

    Glad Eurogamer finally asks some good questions in regards to Molyneux, Its incredible how much crap comes out of his mouth.

    Money first, giving Call of Duty with guns is fine because then the version with guns will be so much better? Ignoring the shop he built into the early acces version to completely rip people off(no awnser to that sadly)

    What has happened to this man? Is he purposely taking the piss out of his legacy?
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  • Game jam reality show cancelled as indies wouldn't put up with its s***

  • Rajin 01/04/2014

    I actually thought this was Eurogamer's april fool joke up till the links to other sources. Reply +1
  • Video: Let's Replay Metal Gear Solid

  • Rajin 31/03/2014

    @myms1ps3

    I will always buy the next installments, but i fear that some of the more interesting elements of a character like snake(veteran soldier based on Rambo 1 with a trauma) are lost now. I loved the codex conversations and the only title coming close to that is MGS3(But i still can't get along with its gameplay)

    I hope that MGS5 will go back to those things, i have a small hope because the story does seem to show where and how Big boss became as radical as he was in Metal Gear 1,
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  • Who is DayZ creator Dean Hall?

  • Rajin 29/03/2014

    @Bertie

    I have a lot of respect for the mod he created and how he reinvented the zombie-survival genre. What i do think however, is that you can't call that alpha he put out a game, anyone else was not allowed to get away with this but he can due the positive credit he built up with the Arma 2 mod.

    I am tired of early-access for a premium price. Its crazy that his beta will be out at the end of this year.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition video shows off next-gen world

  • Rajin 06/03/2014

    @darc

    Well even most of the characters were shit compared to Dragon Age 1. There was the ever flirting pirate, the shemale, a timid stupid elf, a emo Fenrir and the only saving grace Varis.

    The worst part for me was the lack of impact of the choices, the different acts and the build up showed a lot of promise, but the conclusion is really bad.

    Combat was a mess like you said, can't believe that people think it was a huge improvement over Dragon Age 1(which has huge issues with aggro)

    No customization, RPG elements stripped away and replaced by some stupid armor upgrades.

    The worst thing was the recycled environments, i think i can count the different palets on one hand! It was such a rush job.
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  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is the best, most expensive demo ever made

  • Rajin 05/03/2014

    Played the first level of MGS so many times when i was still a kid. Problem is, i am no longer one and i can't be kept repeating the same mission over and over again. I will probaly finish this in 2 hours, and that is simply not enough for a 30 euro game. This should have been around 15-20 euro, which it might be once the second hand copies come flooding in a day after the release.

    Feel like this is done to finance the real MGSV, which probaly has gone way past its budget.
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  • Unreal Tournament retrospective

  • Rajin 23/02/2014

    @Cartho

    Yes i don't like all these experience based things. I do like the rank system of the old Halo, just a number and a k/d ratio without any bonusses
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  • How The Order reinvents QTEs and the cinematic game

  • Rajin 18/02/2014

    @cloudskipa

    Well i think it was well balanced and honest, problem i usually had with your comment was a lack of balance and the insistence on Xboxone superiority in the feature articles(I remember Ryse being praised a bit too much)

    I don't even own a ps4, both consoles are lacking in real quality games and to be fair, i am sick and tied of ''cinematic'' experiences. Uncharted 3 already took away too much controll, i want to play a game and only watch cutscenes if the action is amazing or if it adds to the story, otherwise i rather play those moments myself.
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  • Rajin 18/02/2014

    @cloudskipa

    I can't believe this! A reasonable comment from cloudskipa on Sony related articles!
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  • "It's kind of funny to be competing with my own franchise"

  • Rajin 18/02/2014

    @arcam

    I agree,I will wait for reviews and make up my mind afterwards like i did with Shadowrun. I do have more faith in these guys then them because they created multiple of my all time favorite games(very glad the guy from Mask Of Betrayer is on board, that was a amazing expansion)
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  • Is Bound by Flame the fantasy RPG to keep us going until Witcher 3?

  • Rajin 14/02/2014

    Soul Calibur voice during the trailer? Reply +4
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 review

  • Rajin 11/02/2014

    Lightning becomes a god of small things: she might be called up to herd some sheep into a pen for a farmer, or to find a distraught child's missing doll, or to fetch some accessories for a juggler girl who wants to draw a larger crowd. These routine objectives can seem trivial under the eye of the apocalyptic clock, but they humanise Lightning in a way that the previous two games failed to do. In her newfound care for the little things she grows more likeable as a protagonist, even if her steely resolve is clear in every battle in which she stands alone (or occasionally flanked by a pet Chocobo) against a multitude of terrors.

    Just no, they're fetch quests nothing more and they do not add to her character. FFX-2 quests were bad enough, but this decides to go even a step further.

    Why can't they just make meaningfull side quests? Besides that there is nothing to save about these characters, all of them are annoying empty husks.

    I pray FFXV is better because otherwise they will lose a long time fan.
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  • 10 Moments That Made World of Warcraft

  • Rajin 26/01/2014

    Even though the burning crusade quests were boring, WoW for me died after TBC. I still played it actively during the Lich King, but the instances were too easy and most of the highest level area's boring.

    Too many interesting raids and bosses became obselete too fast, and i remember waiting ages for a content update after Ulduar(which i thought was a horrible raid dungeon compared to all its predecessors).

    I never understood why blizzard hardly ever made new quests(remember they made the island during TBC) but only raid instances and sometimes small instances.

    I played WoW as a solo RPG player during Cataclysm and found out that most of the community no longer valued fun and cooperative play and demanded people to know all the ins and outs of a instance. I left when i realized that due to cross servers the anomynous internet mentality slipped in, people did no longer care whether they were assholes because they could no longer be called out on it. I remember in the old days when someone was a real dick i would simply whisper him and tell him why he acted like that. Same applied to general chat and looking for group which allowed me to make my own parties and meet people i would play often with.

    Cross Servers still remain the largest nail in WoW's coffin. I did and do understand the demand for it but it removes the social element of the instances.
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  • Microsoft launches viral Titanfall promotion

  • Rajin 24/01/2014

    These things work for sophisticated stories revolving around conspiracies. A shooter with these kind of enscryptions just does not work. Seems like the marketing department had once again, to much time and money on their hands. Reply -3
  • IGF declares these the best student-made games

  • Rajin 23/01/2014

    Thought the Blob was a quite good game made by Dutch students from Utrecht. Reply -1
  • Definitely not on rails

  • Rajin 21/01/2014

    Like others said this is a sad PR piece, it should not be surprising considering the amount of coverage Molyneux and Lionhead studios get on this website(remember the Godius flood of news coverage?)

    Bit disappointed Eurogamer...
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  • Becoming the Dark Soul

  • Rajin 19/01/2014

    While i absolutely love this game and think its the best game of this generation, it remains a flawed masterpiece. The pvp is fundamentaly flawed with little balance making it not accesible for most players, including me. Area's like blighttown and Lost Izalith are badly designed let alone tortured by framerate issues. I also did not like the ability to warp was put behind one of the hardest bosses in the game, some might argue that its the reward for fighting these two(in reality most people give up and summon someone to do the work for them)

    I love this game but after finishing demon souls i felt like this game was rushed, it only had around 1 1/2-2 years of development for a extremely ambitious game and it shows. Despite this they managed to create one of the best games of this generation. I just hope that the next installments are not rushed as dark souls was, i still feel like there is a lot of unrealised potentional(convenants being one of them, online peer system, pvp, hollow and graphics)

    Thats why i would give it a perfect score, despite finishing the game 4 times and spending 300 hours on it. Defending a game faults is not contributing towards a better game and sequel(from which i heard that they do intend to fix most of my issues but probaly with some added new ones)

    One of the best things about the game(in the not so laggy area's) is that it is fair, you die because its your fault. I also do not consider this game as difficult as some because it relies a lot more on pattern recognition then quick reflexes. Ninja Gaiden is simply more difficult on higher difficulties then a game like dark souls(also because of cheap blocks by bosses and the fairness of difficulty of Dark Souls)
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  • BloodRayne, Walking Dead dev Terminal Reality appears to have shut down

  • Rajin 12/12/2013

    Absolutely loved Terminal velocity, shows though that they did not maintain that level of quality into current and last gen. Reply +1
  • Xbox Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes has exclusive Raiden mission

  • Rajin 09/12/2013

    Sounds better then the PS3/4 exclusive mission to be fair. I hate this exclusive content dlc. Reply +35
  • 10 minutes of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13

  • Rajin 20/11/2013

    Looks good, but there's no way they will be able to fix the horrible storyline with time-warps introduced in FFXII-II.

    Hopefully the combat stays interesting over the course of the game.
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  • Command & Conquer will be resurrected after its untimely cancellation

  • Rajin 19/11/2013

    @thebigb82

    Sadly that kind of studio would look like a patched togheter undead creature that produces sonic esque quality.

    Westwood is dead and sadly won't come back togheter for a long time i'm afraid.
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  • Video: Five Terrible Launch Titles

  • Rajin 14/11/2013

    Comes off as a lazy attempt, there are far worse games as launch games. And if we are only looking back 2 generations then i think Genji: Days of blade really should be included. Reply +9
  • 30 minute Dragon Age Inquisition gameplay video leaks online

  • Rajin 12/11/2013

    ''This is the biggest area we have ever build, larger then all of dragon age 2''

    Well that was not so hard was it?
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  • Video: A quick look at XCOM: Enemy Within and a chat with its lead designer

  • Rajin 08/11/2013

    Still haven't completed the game because after 17 hours panic levels spiraled out of control, did not have enough satalites and my squad was reliant on my super sniper with 120 aim to get them through missions. I would like to try it again with this expansion, but the price is a bit steep for the amount of content offered. Reply +2
  • The Witcher 3 PC "will have absolutely no DRM"

  • Rajin 30/10/2013

    Will buy it on GOG so i can install it without a hassle on different pc's and to support CPR, ,hopefully they have a similar deal like last time that allowed me to get 3 other old classics for free. Reply 0
  • Here's a look at some more of Velocity's sequel

  • Rajin 16/10/2013

    I was hoping it was a sequel to Terminal Velocity.... Reply 0
  • Two Tribes shelves Toki Tori Wii U editor to focus on new game

  • Rajin 11/10/2013

    Well they are really small studio, hope the sales has not affected them badly. They live less then a km away from my parents house in Harderwijk(The Netherlands)

    Loved the first game, but to be fair i enjoyed it a lot more when there were challenges like the one during the steam winter sales(snow flakes) i think they missed a oppertunity there for future installments.
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  • Transport Tycoon out now on iOS and Android

  • Rajin 04/10/2013

    My favorite game of all time(great music too), started it up just now(great that it is in browser form)

    Last time i played it though i was 14, played it when it came out around the age of 5(could not read english that well but perseverance and randomly trying out things led me to be quite good at this game)
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  • Halo, Destiny writer Joe Staten leaves Bungie

  • Rajin 25/09/2013

    @waynenot

    It is in any case heavily ''inspired'' by the book 'Ringworld'
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  • See how The Elder Scrolls Online has changed for the better

  • Rajin 24/09/2013

    Got me interested again after this interview. I am however not convinced that the emperor mechanic will work out, if someone is crowned emperor you;ll probaly get this gigantic guild because people want to be able to enjoy those bonusses. It is in a way similar to the old WoW pvp Grand Marshall(there could only be 1 grand marshall with the best epic loot)

    It rubs me the wrong way that you will probaly get this guy with no life becoming this huge power.
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  • Questing for heroism in MMOs

  • Rajin 07/09/2013

    If there's a MMO that can recreate that nice and friendly environment of Wow at launch i am in. Wow right now is just a cesspool of elitists, self-serving idiots(i know i am generalizing)

    FFXIV looks like it could be my next MMO, though i am afraid i dont have enough time. For me a MMO is either something i truly invest in(a hour a day) or something i ignore.
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  • Diablo 3 console review

  • Rajin 29/08/2013

    Really fun game to finish once(like the reviewer did, can't believe he actually attempted inferno for the console version or pc version)

    After you finish it once you might be pursuaded to finish it twice(nightmare) but by then, 30 hours later, you will be finished. While character switches can help this they are actually hampered by the fact that many skills unlock up till level 60(you will be around 48 by the time you finish nightmare)

    In other words, buy it for fun co-op 1 or 2 playthroughs but don't expect what i and many diablo 2 fans wanted: a game that offers you multiple years of fun.
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  • Where are the Xbox One role-playing games?

  • Rajin 27/08/2013

    @laurence83

    Great quoting numbers of Skyrim 360 versus ps3 without context, it's not as if the PS3 version was unplayable or anything for a long time cough cough*.

    I agree though that western rpg
    s sell well on the 360, but JRPG's do sell less on the 360, even all the exclusives failed to sell a lot(reason why it was abandoned in the first place)
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  • New Age of Wonders 3 gameplay video shows off the Dreadnought

  • Rajin 23/08/2013

    The commentator sounds a awfull lot like M.R Burns.... Reply +2
  • Pay what you want for Dead Space 3

  • Rajin 15/08/2013

    how do i pay with paypal for this? Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 12's cancelled follow-up revealed in artwork, video

  • Rajin 12/08/2013

    @Keresky

    Yes and no, many characters were not fleshed out(the oracle, that spanish guy showing up once in a while, te gods).

    First 20 hours have a terribly scrypt with Vaan and Penelope, only saved through the intervention of Balthier(his sidekick is quite bad as well). It is redeemed in the later chapters by Cid and Balthier and some of the intique regarding the judges/rebellion.
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