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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Segnit 10/02/2015

    strongly disappointed!

    Yes this is undoubtedly a positive step, but one - given the larger context - made in the wrong direction. So I'm partly conflicted but I'm overwhelmingly disappointed by this news.

    Now given the circumstances - where only the top 3 or 4 marks were being used before this change - I can understand the decision. What's more, I postulate that this will bring further success to Eurogamer by turning it into a pilgrimage site for very liberal gamers who've been advocating this very same thing for 2 decades or thereabouts, that I can remember.

    But amongst these very liberal gamers exists a rather sizable sub-group who are too sensitive to have their cherished memories judged or labeled in anyway or form.

    In fact, years later when game directors come out and regret a decision or another about past games, or even just expressing outright disappointment about how their old games have turned out; these directors get scorned by these liberal fans who loved EVERYTHING about the game - including sometimes the shareholder interests that crept into the game design over the interests for the medium itself. "Don't judge they" say. "Don't hate" they say.

    Eurogamer created its own digital space and reputation on the foundation of "harsh but fair". But then you deviated from that principle over time, only to come to the conclusion that the bastardized version of the "harsh but fair" principle is no longer workable. It is a domino effect of one negative change after another.

    Pandering to a sub-group of people who simply get offended that products, art, or services can carry a label - which is essentially your feelings divided into the 10 steps of a ladder - isn't the best way forward in my view.

    And finally, I feel that Eurogamer no longer produces content that represent my view of the industry. Nevertheless I wish the Eurogamer family all the best in the future!
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity review

  • Segnit 12/11/2014

    Ubisoft has been on my personal blacklist for years now. It's not a public boycott; It's not wishing ill upon the publisher or rallying others to do the same. Kudos to everyone who buys and enjoys Ubisoft games.

    But in times like this, I'm reminded why I took that decision years ago to erase Ubisoft from my gaming reality.

    And I had just recently purchased I Am Alive on steam for €3~ (impulse buy) after making sure it didn't have UPlay. But after this, my resolve to keep Ubisoft in my black list has been re-mobilised.
    Reply +1
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth review

  • Segnit 23/10/2014

    "Rocket's Red Glare" - Why the reference to the US national anthem?
    Reading that description on the front page gave me the impression that the review was gonna be good.
    Reply -2
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • Segnit 03/09/2014

    Anita (and every other online bully victim), I'm sorry the world is full of dirty assholes who would stoop so low. People who threaten you deserve to be legally pursued and brought justice according to the laws of the land. I am happy you've contacted the police and have taken precaution to protect yourself and your family. I hope you're well protected where you are and I hope this thing is resolved quickly with justice established.


    On the other hand, about your work... actually nah. Not the right time for that. Just stay safe.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft's E3 press conference

  • Segnit 09/06/2014

    Horror show for Microsoft.

    3/10 for me.

    Ironically I am almost convinced to buy one this fall for halo 1 anniversary (but I will resist).
    Reply -2
  • Nintendo won't hold a live press conference at E3 2014

  • Segnit 29/04/2014

    When last year Nintendo announced this I said:

    "If you don't hold good cards you fold. Nintendo just folded. Good decision, bad implication."
    Reply -10
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

  • Segnit 26/03/2014

    This is horrible news. As long as I have decent alternatives, and it looks like I do, this is a goodbye to Oculus Rift for me. Reply +3
  • Down the replay rabbit hole

  • Segnit 24/02/2014

    I strongly condemn this article. Reply 0
  • Dungeon Keeper Android's rating system filters out "1-4 star" reviews

  • Segnit 07/02/2014

    Holy Shit this is LOW. Reply +3
  • QuadStick controller lets quadriplegics play complex games

  • Segnit 05/02/2014

    Donated $10. Decision was taken in a heartbeat. Please more of this kind of innovation.

    The ultimate tech would be mind control. Then games would truly be for all.
    Reply 0
  • Steam Family Options now live

  • Segnit 09/01/2014

    Exactly as CaptainKid, came in thinking this was about sharing of games. Came away disappointed.

    I'd much rather create a 2nd account for my child and share my library with them then give them access to my account with my cloud saves or whatever.
    Reply +5
  • Do not expect DayZ beta before end of 2014

  • Segnit 07/01/2014

    @azic I don't make a habit of negging anyone ever. If admins have access to my account history they'd tell you that I have only given a negative score to a comment 5 times or less since this commenting system was adopted (or so I remember). I'm still debating whether your obscene level of ignorance deserves to be the next one. Reply +3
  • DayZ sneaks up on Steam Early Access

  • Segnit 17/12/2013

    @BillMurray I know Bill. I'm just trying to carry Dean's warning messages over to this place to help them out.

    As for me i don't care what state it is in... it's D A Y Z !
    Reply -1
  • Segnit 16/12/2013

    After spending a solid two hours with this game I must warn everyone to stay away. This game is buggy as hell. What a mess. Horrible glitching. Just terrible. Stay away. I'm warning you stay away!

    I bloody love this game with all it's flaws. I am so excited! The foundation is there and is looking good.
    Reply +3
  • Seeing Red: The story of CD Projekt

  • Segnit 07/11/2013

    I'm half way through it and interrupted because of a meeting, but god bless your soul Marcin Iwinski. God bless your soul in the most secular way possible! Reply +8
  • Gran Turismo 6 adds seven new tracks, fully simulated star system

  • Segnit 05/11/2013

    I skipped GT5 due to the poor showing. Now I'm so excited for this one. The game will actually make me recall my PS3 from charity duty (friends) and back to my living room.

    GT6 = bad for charity.
    Reply +15
  • Microsoft outlines Xbox privacy policy amid Kinect concerns

  • Segnit 01/11/2013

    It's so difficult to trust Microsoft. Excessive Advertising on Xbox Live hasn't helped.

    From the Microsoft Page:

    Reasons We Share Your Personal Information
    - Within Microsoft affiliates and subsidiaries
    - As part of a merger or sale of a business
    - With vendors and agents of Microsoft
    - When required by law or to respond to legal process or lawful requests, including from law enforcement or other government agencies [Prism]
    - When required to combat fraud or protect our interests
    - To protect life and safety [What does this mean?]

    Source: Sharing Your Information > Learn More.
    Reply +51
  • Looks like SimCity is finally getting an offline mode

  • Segnit 04/10/2013

    A true Sim City fan here. I stayed away from this one.

    Problems for me, in order of significance, include:
    1) Origin
    2) Always Online
    3) EA.
    4) Fake Simulation.
    5) World Size.

    I'm sure they've made heaps of progress on 4. But it's not enough for me.
    Reply +19
  • "Too many loopholes" prompt Ouya Free the Games Fund rule change

  • Segnit 19/09/2013

    @StooMonster I'm definitely excited to see their plans! Reply +2
  • Segnit 19/09/2013

    @rojjer How am I feeling? Hard done by. Support tickets are slow. I'm still missing 4 controllers. The controller name plates are all wrong. I had to wait 1 month after it arrived in stores for mine. I had to pay tax on top.

    I tried it out for 5 mins once and it's never been on again. What's their incentive for me to turn it on? 13 euro credit in the store as an apology. Bleh. They can keep it.

    It was a total waste of money and they completely burned me and continue to do so. They completely underwhelmed with the product, especially with the quality of the controller.

    Why did I contribute? My thinking then was "Ouya or WiiU". So why did I choose Ouya? Because E3 2012 happened.

    With Ouya I was prepared for this horrible scenario, but still, if I could've gone back in time, and knowing what I know today, I would've just sat on the money.

    This was a costly but valuable lesson for me. And despite all that, I still wish Julie Uhrman and the Ouya team less turbulent future going forward. A successful new competitor to the traditional big 3 is only a good thing.
    Reply +12
  • Konami asks: would you buy a Metal Gear Rising Revengeance sequel?

  • Segnit 02/08/2013

    As a die hard fan of Solid Snake, I have no interest in MGS branded anything except for Solid Snake (father and son).

    High praise to Platinum games though.
    Reply -11
  • Live: Nintendo Direct E3 Conference

  • Segnit 11/06/2013

    Why the horrible lag is why ND is a bad idea. Reply 0
  • Live: Sony E3 2013 Conference

  • Segnit 11/06/2013

    Not compelling enough to jump-in, nevertheless this was a landmark victory for Sony.

    First Reveal:
    PS 4 - 4 (Feb)
    Xbone- 2 (May)

    E3 Reveal:
    PS 4 - 7
    Xbone- 4

    PS4 has a long way to go in order to achieve 10+ million units sold in year 1.

    Xbone year 1 sales to be 5million.

    Source: My gut.
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  • Denis Dyack: "I'm sorry for X-Men Destiny"

  • Segnit 20/05/2013

    Speaking from the point of view of a diehard Silicon Knights fan who is completely unhappy with everything that's happened following Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes, I think this video was a positive first step that was slightly hampered by the fact that too much focus was given to the allegations in the Kotaku article.

    To spend so much time on that article is to pretend that that the 6 years between 2006 and October 2012 didn't happen.

    What happened? Confrontation with fans, the media and the industry (Epic) happened. To just say "I did some wrong things in the past, I'm sorry" is very non-committal and and perhaps even unapologetic.

    As far as I'm aware of, you haven't done anything majorly wrong or deceitful. And you genuinely look and speak like a nice person (with good people vouching for you), and yet you don't address the culmination of little things that have lead to this moment. The problem wasn't the Kotaku article and I have proof that I was saying this before this video.

    I want this project to be funded very, very much but I'm unwilling to contribute to it myself and sympathize with those who feel the same way.

    Although I'm unlikely to ever view kindly on episodic content (no thanks to Valve and Lost[dat ending]), I feel that if the lovely people at Precursor Games continue addressing the ongoing issues regarding the campaign itself as well as spending time and energy putting to bed lingering fan doubts about DD's ultra protectionist tendencies making an unwelcome cameo, then there is hope to convert enough disgruntled people to possibly make a difference.

    - Kotaku article was never the main problem.
    - This video should ONLY be considered the 1st step towards clearing everything up.
    - Episodic content has bad rep. This hurts the project very badly in my opinion.

    The matter isn't resolved but this was an important 1st step. Don't lose heart guys!
    Reply +5
  • Shadow of the Eternals launches an actual Kickstarter "due to overwhelming popular demand"

  • Segnit 14/05/2013

    In a perfect world, everybody commenting would express high skepticism while acknowledging that what's shown so far is looking very promising.

    Respect to all the Precursor guys for - so far - not degenerating or resorting to vengeful rhetoric in the face of so much harsh but fair criticism.

    I speak on behalf of a significant minority when I say that I'll wait for the game's release and pending the nod from Gamerankings or Oli'n'crew, I'll jump in day 1.

    Eternal Darkness is very memorable game; one that's in a league of its own in the genre... well, along with the original Silent Hill.
    Reply +5
  • Nintendo ditches E3 press conference in favour of behind-closed-doors events

  • Segnit 25/04/2013

    @Mr.Spo You don't need to be a marketing person to realize that the number one golden rule of advertising is to gain wide reaching positive exposure.

    E3 press conferences are like a global advertising stage; shunning it - the single most anticipated 1 hour event historically - we can agree, isn't a projection of confidence at the very least.

    From here onwards though our views begin to diverge when you try to make the argument or just imply that Nintendo, their software, or their strategy is somehow unique enough to warrant them scaling back their attendance at the biggest industry party which we ALL love and celebrate. You yourself imply (which I agree with) that E3 isn't only about cutting edge game design (DayZ/Watch Dogs), technology (Oculus Rift/CryEngine2) or interactivity (MineCraft) but also quirkiness (Pac-Man Vs.) and fun (Wii Sports).

    If Nintendo felt that E3 changed so much that Pac-Man Vs. or Wii Music could no longer generate positive buzz at their conferences going forward (yes I'm being facetious), then the logical thing for them to do would be to show the kind of software that the E3 audiences would respond to; something which doesn't require much guesswork.

    For instance I very much doubt that before the February PS4 reveal Sony was having 11th hour deliberations whether to remove footage of the shiny glass hotel in the KillZone4 trailer in fear of a negative backlash due to the accuracy of the reflections or the beauty of the architecture. If Nintendo can't take the leap of faith (on an easy judgement call based on historical precedent) on what things to show and what not to show then it does not - if not paint a negative picture - at least show a lack of confidence by them rather than point to a genius new grand strategic plan to isolate themselves into more controlled and less popular channels of communication such as Nintendo Directs. And when I say less popular I am referring to the assumption (a safe one) that ND's receive less media coverage and less people tune into them than E3 conferences.

    Now I can't be absolute about this but what I can say for certain is that this news ON ITS OWN and in conjunction with their weak reasoning for it, is very negative.

    And it isn't just negative because of today's announcement alone but also because when you add context it quickly becomes evident the new generation of world beating IP's such as Zelda's and Pokemon's (Minecraft/DayZ/Star Citizen) are no longer being pioneered on Nintendo platforms.

    I don't doubt that Nintendo has one exceptional project with cutting-edge game design in the works, since the last time this happened was in 2007, and I don't doubt that Nintendo Directs bring their own benefits either. But to a gamer and a Nintendo fan like myself, this is a big disappointment by a country mile. It's up to Nintendo to prove that the optimists right and I'm wrong. Let's wait and see.
    Reply +5
  • Segnit 25/04/2013

    @Mr.Spo +1'd your comment not because I agree with it (I don't) but because you make your point well.

    As a gamer I love cutting edge interactivity. E3 is for the most part where the cutting edge of the industry goes to.

    As a cutting edge PCPS360Wii3DS gamer, and for a while now, I haven't felt Nintendo pioneering the software industry in any way that rivals what B4rcel0na and M4dr1d have done for European football in the past 48 hours.

    With today's move, there is definitely a short term positive spin in there somewhere (ND), but the long historical and apathetic narrative in my view is negative.

    To me the writing is on the wall: Nintendo: "We don't have any software that will blow you away like Half Life 3 on source engine 2 will".
    Reply +2
  • Segnit 25/04/2013

    This relatively good decision is a culmination of a long line of bad decisions leading back 3 or more years.

    The logic is if you don't hold good cards you fold. Nintendo just folded. Good decision, bad implication.

    I'm very unhappy about this.
    Reply +8
  • Driving ambition: pCARS, crowdfunding and the FSA

  • Segnit 18/04/2013

    Physics. Physics. Physics. Reply +1
  • Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends Ł1700 on free iPad game

  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    @no_way! Haha. Sorry. Thanks for pointing this out. Reply +1
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    kangarootoo, I'd also like to add to your strong argument that this news probably came as a big surprise to many people... that a game could possibly be a bottomless money pit.

    We're not talking about giving an iPad with Forex passwords and logins already put in. We're talking about a game for kids. I'm tech savvy and I didn't know this was possible in a 24 hour period, and I read about games news everyday (and have two iPads at home).

    If there is temporary bump in revenue growth in the sector because of this news, I'd look at the policy rather than target any individual family, person or child.

    Targeting a family who had lost* Ł1700 isn't the right approach - especially since this is a frequent phenomenon (something similar happened once in my house).

    These people did a service to Europe by bringing to light a nasty modus opernadi which according to the article has been made illegal elsewhere (or something to that effect).

    The family shouldn't apologize. And we shouldn't encourage abuse on families simply because they're David vs. the Goliath. If they're wrong they'll be denied compensation anyway. No need for an organized hate campaign against people, naive or not.

    *They had lost it when the majority of the comments were made here. Update 1 only came afterwards.
    Reply +1
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    @Illbill360 :) More correctly implemented security wouldn't hurt anyone for sure. Reply +2
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    @supermackem It isn't "idiotic" as some put it, to assume that the password protection is for intruders, friends or distant relatives.

    Is the market only for the tech savvy consumers or is it for anyone?
    Reply +2
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    @monsieur-wakers That's what the majority here don't realize. This is one extreme case. For every one extreme story like this, there could be 10 moderate cases. For every 10 moderate cases there could be 100 slight cases and so forth. We don't hear about the story where €5 was lost for instance (and I'm not suggesting we should). Reply +2
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    @SpaceMidget75 I'm with you. Don't be too bothered.

    I think this story was just a bad match for this community.

    I feel strongly that this is definitely one case where majority have bet on the wrong horse, so to speak.
    Reply +2
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    @darkmorgado or...

    As a parent do what you want with your device and damage a large company when something goes wrong.

    Apple disagrees with you since they issued a refund.
    Reply -3
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    This news article along with its comments is significant. Will keep tabs on this.

    Good article EG.
    Reply -1
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    The internet is awesome and society is stronger because of it. I love the gaming communities, mainly because they are usually some of the most progressive forward thinking communities in any industry. It disappoints a little to see so many misplaced negative reactions.

    Although the internet can bring down tyrants and autocracies, mod justice can be painful when it gets it wrong.
    Reply -2
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    It might be bad parenting. Or the case could be fake. Either way, Apple stands to lose more, not the family you don't rate too highly.

    If a bolt fails on a space shuttle during take off, resulting in a crash, it isn't the responsibility of the individual but rather the whole space program. One person can simply get fired but the whole space program could be set back months or even years.

    I am disappointed at the comments here.
    Reply -1
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    Put differently, If I were Apple's competitor, I would pay money to a family to help highlight to the media the silliness of this policy.

    As a corporation you can't allow for such cheap potshots to be taken against your brand. If you do allow for it, you'll get bad press permanently plastered on the internet.

    The family might not be genuine, but Apple is at fault for not regulating such mega micro-transactions through a policy update.

    Apple is a smart company and they will determine if such a mega micro-transaction royalty generation policy is worth the bad press. I'd hazard the guess it is not precisely because it shrinks the market due to exaggerated rumours going viral amongst uninformed consumers that "you could lose your savings on this thing".

    So many here on Eurogamer are taking this so personally.
    Reply -1
  • Segnit 01/03/2013

    It doesn't matter what you lot think or even whether or not the family were genuine or not (at least not in this case). When a 100 billion dollar company allows for such micro-transactions policies to exist, it will have negative ramifications.

    The market will shrink from "iPad for all" to "iPad to only to the tech savvy". This is a bad business decision precisely because it is not beneficial to the consumer.

    The majority reactions in this thread defies intuition. A case study of wrong.
    Reply -1
  • Arma 3's alpha to roll out next week, free version due the week after

  • Segnit 26/02/2013

    Gorgeous. Simulation is the future of gaming. Script is not. Reply +15
  • Editor's Blog: New Editorial Policies

  • Segnit 13/11/2012

    Thank you so much Tom. Thank you EG.

    May I seriously suggest that you guys start a voluntary monthly premium membership program because I am willing to pay €5 to €7 a month.

    What do premium members get? Personally I'm fine with absolutely nothing. This is my gratitude and a sign of my support for Eurogamer for as long as a) I am employed and b) I feel that Eurogamer stives to be at the cutting edge of the industry.
    Reply 0
  • Capcom: Resident Evil 6 has been successful "to some degree"

  • Segnit 06/11/2012

    Gamerankings is better:

    Playstation 3
    Resident Evil 6
    Average of 75.24% from 19 reviews

    Resident Evil 6
    Average of 67.62% from 51 Reviews
    Reply +1
  • Editor's Blog: Lost Humanity 18 Aftermath

  • Segnit 30/10/2012

    Thanks for the response Tom. Reply 0
  • Lost Humanity 18: A Table of Doritos

  • Segnit 26/10/2012

    Dear Lauren Wainwright, this isn’t about you. I’m sure you’re sweet person and an aspiring professional. I don’t doubt that you’ll recover from this. I know so because we ALL make mistakes. Likewise I’m very sorry on the part of humanity if you suffer any unwarranted or disproportionate abuse. Stay strong girl :)


    and that’s a B.I.G. ‘but’

    I am disappointed in the actions you took. I am disappointed in the actions the people who supported you took. I am disappointed in the actions Eurogamer took.


    a) - Publicly come out and say “I unreservedly apologise for my reaction to the original piece.” (You had every right to over react. But please realize that the world isn’t burning, and thus you should calm down and relax)

    b) - Reevaluate your allegiance to the people of Intent & MCV. Burning Eurogamer with a threatening phone or email interaction was not in your best interests, so distance yourself from your existing ‘friends’ and fill the void by get better friends who act more wisely and in-keeping with your self interests.

    c) – Eurogamer was burned badly here. EG issue a blog post showing that you care. Then wait for the dust to settle for a bit then do something positive to greatly compensate for this fiasco. Start a panel or host industry debates. Do something! Call on gaming elites to work on this difficult problem. Be proactive. Make your case on why you guys are awesome for publishing the original story. And explain how you plan to regain and build trust over the long term. Be transparent. Have a road map. Be proactive. For instance UK Libel law is a problem and infringes on the operation of UK gaming journalism vs their international counterparts.

    At the end of the day I’m so disappointed that this has happened to my favourite gaming news site but the fact is that the dust hasn’t settled yet and there is an infinitesimally small chance that this could be turned into something really positive for EG. Die trying.
    Reply +23
  • Segnit 25/10/2012

    You won't get outrage from me today, however, with all the information I have from the original article plus the 300 odd comments + the tweets, I have to say, I disagree with these unfortunate turn of events.

    Eurogamer do something.
    Reply +8
  • Off-screen video of Sony's Gran Turismo at 4K resolution demo

  • Segnit 18/10/2012

    @StooMonster I was being just a little bit tongue in cheek :P Reply 0
  • Segnit 18/10/2012

    4K is actually poor form by Sony. It's the tech of yesterday.

    I'm telling you guys 8K will be up and running 9 months after 4k. Don't waste your Kidney!
    Reply -4
  • Segnit 18/10/2012

    But 4K is just the stop gap for 8K in much the same way 720p was a stop gap for 1080p. I'm farming my kidney as we speak. Reply +7