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  • Deadly Premonition dev's Xbox One exclusive D4 launches tomorrow

  • Ryze 18/09/2014

    Good job there are decent controller options.

    Kinect only games that aren't dance and fitness related, are just begging to flop.
    Reply -2
  • GaymerX convention will return following developer donations

  • Ryze 17/09/2014

    @Melonfodder

    Paste a FAQ into the Forum, (have a mod) lock it and link to it on any relevant shitstorm!

    Good idea, actually, but without the lock, it may get trolled into oblivion.
    Reply 0
  • After Lemmings was a hit, DMA Design declared war with Walker

  • Ryze 16/09/2014

    @EchoPark28

    3000. It was donated by an old work colleague, but needs some work, as I've only had it running for a couple of hours so far. Blown capacitor or something. Needs some tests doing once I'm back in Manchester with some free time and tools / cash.
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 14/09/2014



    I really need to get back to work on this, and get it loaded up with the classics.
    Reply +13
  • Video: Watch us take on Destiny's Moon Strike

  • Ryze 13/09/2014

    @ToiletDuck

    PS4 sales figures call bullshit on your nonsense there, kid.
    Reply 0
  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • Ryze 13/09/2014

    @SonicUk

    The question is - how much of that content is sold by Sony? How popular were those phones?

    Yes- it's an Android handheld with buttons. That's it. It's not a PSP.
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 12/09/2014

    Sony need to do much better in order to make the Vita a hit.

    2004's PSP was exciting, but by 2005, the shortcomings with games, downloads, video and storage were being resolved by the modding community, and it took the entire lifespan of the device for Sony to respond.

    By 2008, the App Store made it look archaic, and there was no adequate response. It should have had a touchscreen by 2008 - never happened. 2nd analogue - never happened.

    It took until 2011's Vita reveal for the 2005 PSP issues to be resolved. Too late. They released the pointless Xperia Play, which made a mess of the concept of a PSP Phone, and wasted yet more time and money.

    In 2014, the PS Vita still lacks apps, and has no alternative form factors apart from an unreleased, limited console version that lacks control options.

    No tablet, no phone - it's not a 'range', it's just a Vita, and in that sense - it's limited, as it doesn't even play the latest versions of Sony's best games.

    They've given up.

    For it to become successful on the scale of the PS4, it would need to be the portable device that people want to take around with them - their phone, or their Tablet/eReader.

    Playstation became the device that people want to have under their televisions, but only people who specifically want specific PS Vita games on the move are buying Vitas. Not really good enough.

    Great handheld, though.
    Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

  • Ryze 12/09/2014

    30 players and the rest is fantastic - BUT ON THE PC!!!

    It's almost like they want to force a PS4 purchase from me! I wonder what the real reason is here.

    I think it's that they don't want the PC version's pirate copies affecting the new console versions' potential sales, and for people comparing the PC version to the console versions - as it'll be capable of being much better.

    The number of people with new consoles means that there's another potential 10 million+ sales coming over the next 12 months of this game, if they're lucky.

    That, and more testing means that any patches to the new console versions can be rolled into the PC version, because god knows that'll need some patching.
    Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Destiny on Xbox One

  • Ryze 11/09/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo

    Knob.
    Reply +2
  • Ryze 11/09/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo

    The fact that you reckon 4GB extra 'memory' was part of a strategy to deliver 60fps @ 1080p shows what a foolish cock you are.
    Reply +4
  • Microsoft pledges to replace batch of noisy Xbox One consoles

  • Ryze 11/09/2014

    @dagas

    That's the difference between the Dreamcast and the PS2, eh?

    PS2 was in more living rooms, as are the newer consoles, and fan noise matters there.

    PCs are noisy, too, but the noisiest ones live in server-rooms, and bedrooms, generally.
    Reply 0
  • iPhone 6 and Apple Watch revealed

  • Ryze 10/09/2014

    @Wander

    +1 for referencing "The Hoff"!
    Reply 0
  • For Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

  • Ryze 09/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    They were still working on PS3 games up until last year!

    MS largely abandoned their system in terms of AAA after Kinect came along. Knobs.

    There's plenty in the oven, but it's not read - people seem to be forgetting how new The Last of Us really is. God of War Ascension isn't old either, and Gran Turismo 6 only just launched.

    We've had a PS4 Killzone, and an Infamous. DriveClub and LBPlanet 3 are about to drop, and The Last Guardian is The Last Guardian!

    Where else are these games going to come from? Any more frequent, and they'd simply be milking it!

    It's The Order that's really missing, here.
    Reply +2
  • Teens react to the NES

  • Ryze 08/09/2014

    @mrgrissom

    Bollocks - it has a 32-bit processor. It's a 32-bit system.

    Fuck off talking about the graphics memory bus.
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 08/09/2014

    @sega

    There are no 128-bit systems, dufus.
    Reply 0
  • Watch someone beat Dark Souls with a guitar controller

  • Ryze 08/09/2014

    Quality!

    I love trying to play Street Fighter II/IV after a blast on Rock Band / Guitar Hero / DJ Hero.

    I played Mortal Kombat a couple of Christmases ago with the DJ Hero controller!
    Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub

  • Ryze 06/09/2014

    @BigHal

    Yeah - I've got my Fanatec GT2, and I love it. I'm not buying a Thrustmaster just because of some nonsense deal.

    Either MS & Sony support Logetec (and Fanatec - as it appears as a Logitec G25 to the system), or I don't buy their kit and games with any urgency or enthusiasm.

    I'm in no rush to buy, as the PC is a marvellous platform at the moment, and I have huge PS3 and 360 backlogs.

    Those 3 systems support my Fanatec wheel.
    Reply +3
  • Ryze 06/09/2014

    @Uncompetative

    Yep - needs hailstones, rainbows, and that fine rain that gets you soaked, otherwise - FAIL.
    Reply +1
  • Sometimes I wish more games were just a vertical slice

  • Ryze 06/09/2014

    @ubergine

    I've got both the 360 and PC versions of Assassin's Creed 2 - still not finished either of them, or even gotten significantly into the story.

    I think I burned myself out on the first one.
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 06/09/2014

    Outrun.

    One of my most played games, and the reason is that I can have a satisfying playthrough in 5 minutes, often while another game is downloading, or while I'm waiting for something else to happen, like a phone call, or the beginning of a TV programme or event.

    Sega's arcade games did this very well - to make a 5-30 minute playthrough feel like a satisfying game. Some games are better as 10 hour epics, others don't. I feel that, following the success of games like Metal Gear Solid and Gran Turismo, that many games these days are simply padded out in order to justify their pricetag.

    My first gaming experiences took place in the 80s and 90s, and some games were long, others short. It all depended on the type of game in question.

    It takes me an horrendous amount of time to finish long games these days, and for many games it means that I don't finish them for many years, if at all. On the PC, I have to be careful to backup game saves, as back around year 2000, I had to restart many games after rebuilding my system or upgrading to a new rig.

    Cloudsaves and copious amounts of external storage helps nowadays, but the PlayStation (2) has been the best for saves in my gaming life. Having pre-ordered GTA San Andreas back in 2004 for launch, it actually took me until early 2010 to complete the game. I didn't want to use any cheats, so I was stuck on several difficulty spikes within the game.

    Left my job back in Jan 2010, and had loads of time on my hands during the cold winter. Gave in and used the armour, health and ammo cheats, and got it finished using the same two game saves that I had created on day one in late 2004, albeit transferred to the launch PS3 model using a USB adaptor. Fantastic stuff.
    Reply +2
  • How to remove Dead Rising 3 PC's 30fps cap

  • Ryze 05/09/2014

    Boycott. Reply 0
  • Train Fever brings over 150 years of locomotion to PC this week

  • Ryze 03/09/2014

    Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • Ryze 02/09/2014

    @Commandprawn

    It's easy to say that, as an anonymous commentator, but if you're a well-known person, albeit a 'normal' person in terms of your means and ability to afford personal security, then things are a little different.

    Add that to your personal and financial details being disclosed on public forums, and things get pretty serious very quickly.
    Reply +5
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round announced for PS4 and Xbox One

  • Ryze 01/09/2014

    @Malesoun

    Enhanced boob physics, obviously.
    Reply -3
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 radio stations being updated for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • Ryze 01/09/2014

    @callmeqt314

    It's not only data if people are being paid royalties - and they are.

    Don't be so silly. Plus, who knows what will happen with the PS3 & 360 versions?

    We've had tonnes already - so you got your money's worth, and more content is on its way.
    Reply -1
  • GamesMaster: The Inside Story

  • Ryze 31/08/2014

    Absolutely fantastic article. I have so many of these episodes on tape somewhere (in a box on my wardrobe), from the first run of Games Master back in the 90s.

    It was part of the amazing Thursday nights of TV that included Bad Influence, Red Dwarf and at one time, Harry Enfield.

    Great memories!

    The 'No idea.' image are characters from Street Racer. I eventually got the Saturn version. No idea what I did with that game. It's probably in that VHS box, actually.
    Reply +2
  • Intel Core i7 5960X review

  • Ryze 30/08/2014

    @Innocent_Bystander

    I don't really see how this has ever changed.

    Look at the spec of a high end 1989 PC, compare it to a 1989 console, then look at the comparisons between the games.

    Of course, the NES/Master System and especially PC Engine & Mega Drive versions of games would punch way above their weight, while often the PC version was a shoddy port that used one joystick button if you were lucky, and had shoddy audio compared with the best hardware out.

    Things are BETTER now in comparison... except with Ubisoft games.

    Feel bad for people who bought high end computers like the Amiga 3000 and Atari Falcon. They were leaps and bounds ahead of the rest, but not especially for gaming!
    Reply 0
  • Metal Slug 3 coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita this winter

  • Ryze 29/08/2014

    @BBIAJ

    Nope!

    It's already on the Xbox















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    (360).
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 29/08/2014

    Nice. Reply 0
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • Ryze 29/08/2014

    I'm a little concerned about that right analogue's usability, but still - THEY DID IT!

    Impressed with Nintendo, I am. Want a New 3DS now, I do.
    Reply 0
  • Hoax call sees YouTuber arrested by SWAT while live streaming

  • Ryze 28/08/2014

    A terrible thing to do, and a waste of resources, but that video's MINT!

    Augmented reality gaming!
    Reply 0
  • Standalone Kinect for Xbox One release date set for October

  • Ryze 28/08/2014

    @alimokrane

    Reply +1
  • Ryze 27/08/2014

    Got one for 20 a couple of months ago. Reply +3
  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • Ryze 27/08/2014

    @partious

    God of War III is still a very good, but violent and misogynist game. It shouldn't be docked points for 'sexism'. It should be docked points for being a bad game.

    Come on - you'd need to start a games site, or write an article, and review games based on their characters and story, in order to make a difference here.

    This would be more forward thinking than criticising Eurogamer for not chastising Sony Santa Monica (if I'm correct here), for including that character, and those events, considering they're in context for the character in the game.

    I'm reminded of the 'No russian' scene in the Call of Duty game. Unnecessary, and should be frowned upon and criticised, but that wouldn't make a 9/10 game into an 8/10, based on any scoring criteria I've seen.

    I see a screen full of violent games in that video, and the specific examples of violence against women being highlighted, regardless of whether this is part of the normal gameplay, or invoked and watched intentionally by the player.

    Yes - it's violent, yes is unpleasant, and yes - I really do hope that we see more balance, more REAL female characters in games, and most importantly, more women taking part in the design and development process.

    More women need to be employed by the biggest games publishers. More women need to develop, and write about games.

    Hopefully, if this video does anything, it encourages more from both women who enjoy games, and of the companies publishing the biggest games.
    Reply +5
  • Ryze 27/08/2014

    Women just need to write and design more games. In order for that to happen, more women need to DEVELOP games.

    edit:

    I'm only really being advised by this video, that not enough women write game stories and characters, and that there are a lot of games based on violence.

    I understand that it must be annoying for women who play games. More women need to make games. Hopefully the publishers will eventually look to have more women write and design games.

    I'm not especially surprised that games showing violence, eventually show violence towards women. If they ignored it, then they'd simply be pretending that it doesn't happen.

    Yes - more women are needed in the games industry. Gaming is huge these days, and is dominated by men. We know this.
    Reply +12
  • The Half-Life 2 VR mod makes even reloading seem cool

  • Ryze 26/08/2014

    Absolutely fantastic. Reply 0
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • Ryze 24/08/2014

    Fantastic article.

    I need an SSD really - for my PC, but I'm tempted to grab one of these for the price.
    Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition

  • Ryze 23/08/2014

    @Plankton1975

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvL4O3uomg&t=1m47s
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 23/08/2014

    @jamiegiles1

    The point is to assess the performance.

    Some games will be just fine on the XO, some will be a mess.

    Some games will run at a locked 60 on PS4, some will be an unoptimised mess.

    The same goes for resolution. This varies from game to game.

    Detail levels will vary in comparison to the the PC. Effects levels will vary.

    This is a performance and image quality analysis. If you don't like it - go away and read/watch/do something else.
    Reply +4
  • Hooray for games that are hard to talk about

  • Ryze 23/08/2014

    WOMEN.

    I love (and 'enjoy') women immensely, but cannot 'get' how many of them that I've encountered and know, think and behave. Makes no sense at the best of times.

    Men generally seem predictable: food/drink, sex/sleep, entertainment/games

    That's it. That's all we need.
    Reply -5
  • EA offers a free 48-hour trial of Titanfall on Origin... again

  • Ryze 23/08/2014

    I just remembered this morning - BEFORE visiting Eurogamer, about the Plants vs. Zombies game trial. 9GB, and I'll be downloading that soon.

    Titanfall - as attractive as a free game of it is, is a FIFTY-TWO GIGABYTE download.

    I have 38Mb broadband, but I looked at that, and the amount of my Steam library that I'd have to delete to fit it on the HDD, and decided not to bother.

    I guess I need a new HDD! I've been considering a Synology NAS box for a while now. That might happen early next year, but it'd be at the expense of getting a PS4 sooner.

    I'd want to get up to 4 3TB HDDs for it over the following months. That'd sort me for a few years.
    Reply -2
  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • Ryze 20/08/2014

    @spectrumfox

    Except... You're an arsehole.
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 20/08/2014

    @spectrumfox

    Aaaahh Ha haaaa! Hilarious! You're wasted in this comments section...
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 19/08/2014

    I believe that some of the reasons for such strong sales, are:

    - Launch Demand

    They've managed to supply the demand that they never could in the past. People jump in early to buy a newly released, popular console in the hope that they can perhaps sell it on for a huge profit on eBay. This happened with the last two Playstations, and with the first Wii, so people believe that they should jump in just in case they get the chance to make a quick buck, as well as them wanting a new games machine.

    - Console Generation Gap

    It was as much as 8 years between console generations this time, depending on when you start counting. People were drifting off to the PC, but the PC still isn't especially well-suited to the living room, despite many improvements over the years. The Playstation has been a great living room device since 1994/5. Still is.

    People have been waiting for the next console for the past 3-4 years. It's here, the games are being announced, the launch line-up is stronger than people realise, with the best versions of the most popular games like COD, FIFA and Battlefield being there right from the start, and a decent number of machines being on the shelves for a launch in the right countries - UK and USA especially.

    - Track Record

    The PS3 turned out to be a fantastic set-top-box, regardless of whether you're a hardcore gamer or not. That's why I replaced my PS3 instead of putting the money towards a PS4! The PS3 is like a multi-purpose, Internet connected, high-end set-top-box, with (3D) Blu-ray, Music, photos, DLNA, web AND it plays the best AAA games in the business on top of all of that.

    Despite the issues with early PS3 games, a very poor web browser, installs and system updates, the audience, including myself, have been very satisfied with the PS3 console as it is today. Games like GTA, FIFA/Madden, COD and Battlefield are absolutely massive, and they're just the tip of the iceberg! There's so, so much available on the PS3 (& 360), that as an entertainment device, it's an absolutely phenomenal companion to an HDTV and Internet connection.

    People are investing in the next stage, and Nintendo should have known better, looking at the evolution of Playstation, and of Apple products, that people will stick with the next version of a brand, if they know that the new device IS the next version, and not just an accessory.

    - Microsoft's cockups

    This started a while ago. They tried selling premium-priced Snake Oil by pushing Kinect as the future of gaming, at 130, while lowering the spec and releasing a half-baked product. 'Core' games have punished them severely for this.

    The Xbox Dashboard became very unfocussed, and they managed to release a new OS that essentially buried games beind a series of sub-menus back in 2011 - a pathetic move that showed how this company struggles with basic decision-making.

    PSN has evolved, while Xbox Live has added half-baked features like 'beacons' which is useless. They're charging money, but not evolving the platform. I didn't see a single demonstration relating to new Xbox Live online features that got my attention in the run up to the Xbox One launch.

    The Branding of the console is silly - Xbox One is a silly name, and people wont understand. Then there's the avalanche of other bollocks that they're STILL trying to pull, annoying gamers repeatedly. They're not focussed on the desires and needs of the modern gamer. They're pulling in different directions, and they're unfocussed. Having lots of money hasn't helped, as the console that they're selling is weaker than its rival. POOR SHOW.

    - Nintendo's cockups

    Nintendo have GREATLY expanded the audience for video games over the past 10 years with DS and Wii, then they've sat on their hands and not done much lately for this wide audience. The Wii U was launched at a ridiculous price. People waited, and the PS4 has the best 'bang for buck' as things stand in terms of hardware spec, and track record recently. Nintendo have sold something like 300 MILLION games devices in the past decade, many to people who had never bought a dedicated games device before! They've not made waves recently with anything like the noise they made with Brain Training and Wii Sports.

    Their audience have had to move onto other platforms, such as Playstation, Xbox and...

    - Apple (and Android)

    Another company who have MASSIVELY grown the audience for computer-based gaming. Everyone plays games as a child. We play puzzles, we play boardgames, we play games with our friends, we play sports. When we grow up, we continue to play these games, but we do things differently.

    Apple has created a platform that has enabled people to play video games, without even having to be 'gamers' in our sense. So now - nearly EVERYONE plays video games of some sort. The barriers are being broken down, and due to the Playstation's multi-media living-room approach, people are no longer simply buying a games machine. They're buying an HD, Internet-connected entertainment device, and they're not afraid of buying this 'games console', in a similar way to buying a DVD/Blu-ray player, or a phone that can play games.

    Apple and Nintendo have been huge here. Android is a lower cost alternative, that run on everyone else's devices, and offers much of the same content. This is HUGE. Hundreds of millions of gamers, and some of them want a Playstation in their living
    rooms.

    - TIME

    Times are changing! The 1970s gamers who were in their 20s, are now approaching or in their SIXTIES, and they play XCOM, Tiger Woods, and tonnes more besides! These people aren't necessarily going to buy a Wii U.

    They'll get a Playstation, however. MS locked their set-top-box features behind a paywall. Bad move. Sony didn't, and the consumer is choosing Sony.

    Nintendo Wii and DS consumers who were 10 in 2006, are now 18 years old. They're not all buying 3DSs, they're not all buying Wii Us. They're buying Playstations. Gamers who want to play in their living rooms are being served well by Sony's offering, they're being funnelled towards what Sony us delivering, while MS only seemed to have 3 games apart from 3rd parties between 2010 and 2013 (Forza, Gears, Halo).

    - As time passes more of us are accustomed to games consoles, not afraid.
    - It's often a better buy for the casual user than a standalone DVD/Blu-ray player.
    - Everyone has at least one TV with an HDMI socket.
    - Sony have made the best Indie Games announcements, and Indie is where the exciting new ideas come in
    - The PS3 had free online
    - Countries such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, and certain African and Eastern European countries have an emerging middle class, and the people want the latest console to go with their HDTV

    Let's see what happens over the next couple of years - Sony REALLY need to get the rest of the OS functionality up to the PS3 standard, then build from there.

    The PS3 is the best video / multi-media player that I've ever owned, and I didn't especially buy it for that purpose.

    Keep going, Sony. Absolutely marvellous comeback from the mess of PR and announcements that was coming from them from 2005-2009-10.

    I've not bought a PS4 yet, but it's a DEAD CERT that I'm getting one. That's a great place for Sony to be with gamers. I don't get anywhere near as much chance to play games these days, but I WANT that console.
    Reply +70
  • GTA Online Flight School update lands today

  • Ryze 19/08/2014

    I'm really hoping that this game eventually hooks me in. As things stand, I dick about in GTA Online for a couple of hours every few months, but I just feel like a mute pauper, doing random, unconnected crap, with no goal while I'm playing.

    It's not really as much fun dicking about either, because of the lack of money, affecting how postal you can go in the world. That's not to mention the repercussions for doing so in terms of your reputation.

    Hoping that it will hook me in at some point, because I really love the game world - I just don't find the online game compelling enough. It's odd - because I really loved GTA Races in GTA IV. Now, they've broken them with randomness and missiles.

    Still - looking forward to seeing what happens next with both online, PS4 and new story DLC, when that eventually happens.

    The GTA IV Gay Tony update only arrived in 2010, if I'm not mistaken, and the game launched in 2008, so, depending on the sales of that game, the best could well be yet to come.

    Roll on 2016-17 when we'll likely see GTA VIce City! With game installs being mandatory these days, the could well link the two games online modes as well, with a plane ride from the airport separating the two cities for those who own both games.

    That'd be interesting.
    Reply 0
  • The last arcade

  • Ryze 17/08/2014

    TBH,

    Taking a pub and converting it into what I'm after would be pretty perfect.

    I'd love to run a pub.

    I'm really interested in this. 5 years. Just got some other career stuff to sort out, and I'll consider this.
    Reply 0
  • Ryze 17/08/2014

    Love this. I want one with a cafe / sports bar integrated, in a more sociable location.

    Would be lovely to run in the future.
    Reply 0
  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • Ryze 16/08/2014

    @Pandy

    We all forgot Nintendo.

    That's just a Mario box for party play. Nintendo caused that themselves.
    Reply 0
  • The Crew won't release on PS3 and Wii U due to different "technical infrastructure"

  • Ryze 14/08/2014

    That's because it's a souped up, triple-core GameCube with lots of RAM (by GameCube standards), and a posh graphics card. Reply +1
  • Ryze 14/08/2014

    @PirateRoberts

    AKA Vizzini.
    Reply +1