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  • PlayStation is touring the UK to promote PSVR in the run-up to Christmas

  • Sildur 20/10/2017

    @Bloobat It really is great. I wouldn't have touched it if my wife didn't try it out - brilliant fun especially with younger relatives. Reply +5
  • Yes, Hitler is in Wolfenstein 2

  • Sildur 17/10/2017

    So while Sledgehammer Games and Activision are removing all instances of the Swastikah Nazi Symbol from their World War II title for fear of offending anyone, Bethesda are outright putting Hitler in their game?

    Awesome. :) CoD is dead, long live Wolfenstein!!!
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  • Are loot boxes gambling?

  • Sildur 12/10/2017

    Eurogamer: "Loot boxes are a virtual game of chance, but should this commonplace in-game feature now be considered real-life gambling?"

    Now? No, it should have been considered real-life gambling from the start.

    Blizzard begain introducing paid-for in-game cosmetic items to World of Warcraft, such as mounts and pets. The trouble was that everyone knew that players paid for that item and didn't earn it, and they would mock them for it. They attached charity donations to the purchase of these items, but even that didn't stop the mockery.

    Loot boxes were the perfect way to disguise the fact that players are still paying for cosmetic items that they didn't earn.

    I have no problem with this. The only time it grates me is when people like Activision and Treyarch add weapons into those loot boxes and make them a 2000/1 drop rate, while psychologically tricking children into buying them.

    Loot boxing is still a scumbag practice. But keep it cosmetic only and there shouldn't be an issue.
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  • Over 10 million players have flocked to Fortnite's Battle Royale in its first two weeks

  • Sildur 11/10/2017

    As soon as they add customization for characters, I'll be glad to keep playing! :D Great game! Reply +6
  • Can Call of Duty: World War 2 improve on one of gaming's fastest engines?

  • Sildur 31/08/2017

    I cannot remember a CoD game looking and playing as poorly as this one. The net code is so bad it feels like you're walking in quicksand and the models, textures and animations are so bad it feels like I'm playing a last gen game. What are Sledgehamner doing? Reply +2
  • Destiny 2 will lock your loadout for some endgame activities

  • Sildur 14/08/2017

    I'm constantly fascinated by people's short term memories when it comes to the latest rehashed titles from games that royally screwed over their customer base. I'm not going to be getting Destiny 2 and neither is anyone I know because of the way they hacked Destiny 1 up and resold it to us as DLC. By the second year it was a seriously messy grind fest. Reply 0
  • Can sports data analysis figure out exactly how much Mario Kart screws you?

  • Sildur 04/08/2017

    I love this. Tell me - could they do the same for Call of Duty? I bet that would be equally interesting. :D Reply 0
  • Splatoon 2's very Nintendo warning for rage quitters

  • Sildur 17/07/2017

    So many people saying Nintendo games are "too casual" to warrant this kind of punishment. These guys clearly haven't played any Nintendo games in a very long time as they're a lot more challenging than most of the lowest-common-demominator hand-holding nonsense we get from mainstream AAA devs these days. Reply +4
  • Making Cyberpunk: when Mike Pondsmith met CD Projekt Red

  • Sildur 13/07/2017

    CD Project Red are an undeniably talented group of folks, but the progress on this title has been so painfully slow it's already vaporware. It's not worth covering until they produce more content for us to see. Reply -5
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Master Trials DLC is the perfect addition for those still playing

  • Sildur 04/07/2017

    Having completed the Trial of Swords on normal and telling myself that "Anyone who replays this game on Master Mode is certifiably insane", I'm now replaying the entire game in Master Mode and it has cemented Breath of the Wild on Switch as one of my favourite games of all time. :D Reply +13
  • PlayStation YouTube hosts Xbox One X Anthem footage with Photoshopped buttons

  • Sildur 04/07/2017

    If Microsoft did the same we'd jump all over them so I think it's fair to expect Sony to expect a few jabs over this. It doesn't make a lot of sense why Sony would bother doing it in the first place, or why EA couldn't supply them with PS4 footage.

    I do feel like there's an ugly trend where Sony is demonstrating the same kind of arrogance that we derided Microsoft for before both consoles were released. Hoping they regain a little humility and sort themselves out before they take it too far.

    With all that said, I'm going back to playing the new Zelda DLC on Switch. I'm fuvking loving Nintendo right now. :D
    Reply +6
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 adds gameplay-affecting Loot Crate items

  • Sildur 29/06/2017

    As expected with EA: one step forwards, two steps back. Will be avoiding this as well then. Reply +4
  • A year on from launch, Overwatch is a struggling eSport

  • Sildur 28/06/2017

    This is Blizzard's problem all over though. We rightly praise them for taking the time to 'get things right' but they've taken it to such an extent with Overwatch that everyone has finally lost patience. The lack of content and too-slow release of new content is not good enough.

    They can easily bring it all back on track, the only question is whether they choose to.
    Reply +3
  • Arms review

  • Sildur 16/06/2017

    Fascinated by the hilarious negative comments coming from people who don't own a Switch and have never played ARMS. Have been playing it all day. My wife & I are absolutely hooked! :D Reply +2
  • Destiny 2 comes out on PC a month-and-a-half after console

  • Sildur 13/06/2017

    The way Bungie handled Dedtiny 1 was a massive turn off for me. This should be the first of many warning signs for PC gamers. Save yourselves the anguish of Bungie's cowardice when it comes to bowing to Activision's nasty tactics and move onto other more deserving titles. Reply +5
  • Cyberpunk 2077 assets stolen by actual cyberpunks

  • Sildur 08/06/2017

    This game has been in development for SO LONG. Anything leaked isn't going to be interesting enough to warrant paying a ransom for. Reply +3
  • Prey is a love letter to the PC gamer

  • Sildur 11/05/2017

    This game looks TERRIBLE on PS4 Pro vs PC - it's night and day. I was really looking forward to this game but I'm so glad I played the demo and didn't buy it because it seems as though they intentionally crippled the graphics on console. It honestly seems almost like an Android/iOS game, the textures and backgrounds are that poor VS how they look on PC.

    There's no justifiable reason for Prey to look this bad on PS4 Pro. It's the worst looking AAA release on console right now.

    Crazy to think this is the same company that did such an awesome job with Dishonored 2 on console.
    Reply +17
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • Sildur 22/04/2017

    @Onlyzoso You're completely right; my comments were a little low. But I have to ask: can you imagine anyone who would waste their lives complaining about video games in the Eurogamer comments section as being anything other than a very very VERY single fat loser with very little going on in their lives? If you're sole goal in life is to get a rise out of upsetting strangers on the internet, it's time to reevaluate your existence.

    Also: Mario Kart 8 is amazing.
    Reply +3
  • Sildur 21/04/2017

    Got two copies of MK8D pre-ordered for me and my wife and I already know we're going to looove it. :D

    Mario Kart 8 on WiiU and Switch is a true classic and it's going to be played for years to come - far beyond any game any of us own on other current-gen platforms. If you call yourself a gamer and you're too stupid to pick up a copy of Mario Kart 8, then you're a moron. :)

    I'm pretty used to seeing that when you check the profiles of the people being negative about the Switch, they're PC or Xbox One owners. How pathetic is your life that you waste your time being upset that there are good games on other platforms? I used to find it frustrating but it seems to be pretty atypical of the single, fat, virginal twenty-something losers that frequent these comments sections. You really need to grow up and get a life if you're upset that this game got Essential though. ;)
    Reply +4
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: a great console title is a handheld revelation

  • Sildur 21/04/2017

    Ordered two copies for my wife and I. We still play MK8 on the WiiU every other day so this is a must buy for us. Nothing beats a classic Nintendo title in terms of longest invite and the Mario Kart s ties has always been our favorite. Reply +1
  • Lego City Undercover on Switch holds up well against PS4

  • Sildur 15/04/2017

    @Dryvlyne Wow, you're literally seeking out every Nintendo Switch article just to moan about it. You're intentionally missing the point of the switch and that's that it is an extremely powerful portable console that can also achieve 1080p when docked on a TV. That's extremely impressive.

    Also: there are loads of new Nintendo titles coming out this year.

    I'm not sure why you hate the switch so much but you're not influencing anyone and the more you post the more you just look petty, sad and wrong.
    Reply +2
  • Mr. Shifty review

  • Sildur 13/04/2017

    Nice! Should tide me over till MK8 :D Reply +5
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition review

  • Sildur 07/04/2017

    I bought and hated the original. Everything about it was painfully generic without being fun like Duke Nukem or Serious Sam. Definitely avoiding this like the plague. Reply -6
  • Jeff Kaplan on the pressures of being Overwatch's game director

  • Sildur 05/04/2017

    How can he be thinking about it all night every night when they can only produce one new character every five to six months? Reply -10
  • Six talking points from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

  • Sildur 27/03/2017

    Splatoon 2 is such a perfect update - I played four of the testfires and had a blast in each one!

    I'm just annoyed we have an entire month to wait for Mario Kart 8, and no release dates for ARMS or Splatoon 2, as I'd much rather be playing my Switch at the moment than anything else. :)
    Reply +1
  • Leaked Destiny 2 poster reveals September release date

  • Sildur 23/03/2017

    What made Destiny a genuinely wonderful gaming experience for me was playing with friends. Everything about the game itself was horrifically generic and became more tedious with each DLC release to the point that I played an hour of the last one and found the grind so offensive that I've not touched it since.

    Definitely going to avoid this like the plague and I'm sorry to say I have zero respect for Bungie anymore.
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  • Developer hits back at claims his Steam game rips off Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee

  • Sildur 27/02/2017

    @imagonnawin Translation: I'm a video-game playing man child who's jealous of people who play games for a living. Reply -13
  • Jim Sterling comes out on top as lawsuit with Digital Homicide dismissed

  • Sildur 22/02/2017

    @vert1go Suggesting that Jim Sterling is merely a 'YouTuber' is akin to suggesting that Eurogamer's staff are about as qualified to write about video games as a cabbage.

    He's been writing about video games for major publishers long before he finally bravely went solo.
    Reply +57
  • Sildur 22/02/2017

    I don't always agree with Jim's reviews. In fact sometimes I think his reviews are outright trolling. But I really like the guy and that he's one of the few people keeping the industry in check and highlighting the ridiculous behavior by publishers and developers alike.

    Glad this is done and dusted but the fact that Romine was able to take it this far is astounding in itself. Common sense suggests it should have been dismissed before it even became to court.
    Reply +35
  • Blizzard stuns with big hint Doomfist is not the next Overwatch hero

  • Sildur 20/02/2017

    5 months between heroes is far too long. I've bought 50 boxes at every new content drop, but I'm done with Overwatch. Far too many other great games around to justify waiting so long for Blizzard to keep Overwatch updated with new content. Reply -2
  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • Sildur 20/02/2017

    Seems like most other reviews are very favourable, including Jim Sterling giving this 9.5/10, so I'll pick it up day one. Reply +1
  • YouTuber pleads guilty to FIFA gambling charges

  • Sildur 06/02/2017

    Ummm... Still amazed how ProSyndicate got away scott free with his CSGoLotto scam. Reply +9
  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • Sildur 04/02/2017

    I've pre-ordered two for me and my wife (from two different websites thanks to the restrictions on only one order per household) and we cannot wait.

    For us, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World and Splatoon were all, individually, perfect reasons to own the WiiU. :)

    Sure, I spend more time playing new games on the PS4 Pro, but we always come back to those timeless Nintendo classics on the WiiU and they never get old.
    Reply +6
  • Denuvo responds to lightning quick Resident Evil 7 PC crack

  • Sildur 01/02/2017

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  • Sildur 01/02/2017

    @bad09 Those are some broad numbers that could encompass web games, freemium games and social platform games. These seem a lot better researched. :) https://newzoo.com/insights/articles/global-games-market-reaches-99-6-billion-2016-mobile-generating-37/

    And show that PC gaming is still smaller than console.
    Reply +3
  • Sildur 01/02/2017

    And the PC Master Race wonder why publishers prefer consoles. :) Reply -15
  • EA community chief tweets #Skate4, internet loses its mind

  • Sildur 30/01/2017

    I must have missed the boat on this series as I don't remember it being this popular at all.

    Is it as good as the original THPS games?
    Reply +19
  • Kevin Smith is in the next Call of Duty DLC

  • Sildur 25/01/2017

    @Sancezzio "I am amazed that people still play this!"

    I'd agree with you if it weren't for the young cousins in my friends list who are the only ones still playing CoD. It's clearly still the 'must have' yearly shooter for young teens.

    Still, Kevin Smith featured in DLC? What a load of utter nonsense.
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  • Google Pixel review

  • Sildur 21/01/2017

    I had no idea the iPhone was still so much more powerful than Android phones when it comes to games, even the Pixel. Craziness. Reply +1
  • Retro procedural shooter Strafe gets a PC release date

  • Sildur 20/01/2017

    I kickstarted this badboy. So many memories of Quake & Quake 2. :D Reply +2
  • Overwatch celebrates Chinese New Year with new Mei, D. Va skins

  • Sildur 19/01/2017

    Looks awesome - love new skins! But can Blizzard please also give us updates on upcoming characters, maps and game modes? Reply 0
  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs Ł50, Konami says

  • Sildur 19/01/2017

    Seriously still costs way too much. Reply +1
  • Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

  • Sildur 17/01/2017

    Anyone who isn't a millionaire and voted for Brexit is an unbelievably stupid person voted against their own interests and against the interests of 99% of the rest of the country. Unfortunately the world is filled with dumb people. Reply -15
  • New year's resolution: Let's stop screaming

  • Sildur 08/01/2017

    There's a problem with the video game industry where the incentive of developers and publishers is to make money. That problem lies in the fact that in more recent years their goals have changed from "let's make money by creating the most stunning game possible" to "let's inject lazy slot-machine RNG gambling mechanics into our mediocre game in order to psychologically trick children into parting with their parents cash". And the trouble is that sites like yours make money from these companies who pay you via advertising, so you never call them out on their nasty manipulative profiteering practices. When you include all of the Molyneux-esque promising-but-not-delivering that happens with some games it's no wonder gamers get a little frustrated.

    Suggesting we all "stop screaming" is also a little rich. Video games websites, including Eurogamer, are the ones inciting the screaming with their clickbait titles and incendiary content. And why wouldn't you? You make a lot more money out of people spamming the comments sections with inane silly arguments that ultimately aren't going to do a single thing to get developers and publishers to change. :)
    Reply +44
  • Watch: Overwatch and the importance of talking to your community

  • Sildur 04/01/2017

    I do believe Blizzard when they say they're listening to fans more than they have with their other games. However, Blizzard remain notoriously slow in updating their titles and communicating with their fanbases.

    Ana was released on the 19th of July and Sombra was released on the 15th of November. That's four months between character releases, which is simply far too long.

    I've enjoyed Overwatch a lot, I've bought 50 loot boxes at every new content drop in order to keep funding what I think is a great game. However, the time we wait between content drops is too long and is dwindling my enthusiasm.
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  • How I learned to stop worrying and love Dishonored 2

  • Sildur 23/11/2016

    Arkane's latest also requires players to ignore a game-breaking bug that prevents players from progressing through a no-kill game by automatically killing unconscious witches when you activate the Orraculum in mission 5.

    They've yet to fix it on PS4/Xbone.
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  • Titanfall 2 review

  • Sildur 28/10/2016

    Essential!? Really!?!?

    The beta was unbelievably pedestrian I was practically bored to tears.

    The single player had better be pretty astounding to make up for it but I won't be buying this.

    Are Eurogamer just throwing out Essentials for everything these days??
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  • Why Destiny's paid-for paper Halloween masks have become a sticking point

  • Sildur 27/10/2016

    I finally stopped playing Destiny a few ours after the release of RoI. I played and was quickly filled with the dread of the grind as all of my friends were playing the exact same strikes we've all been playing since release over and over again so they could go up a single light point at a time in order to eventually make it into the raid.

    F**k.That.Sh*t.

    If you're still playing Destiny and haven't switched to Overwatch or Battlefield 1, you need to seriously question what you're doing with your gaming life. :D
    Reply +3
  • ARG! Overwatch community fed up with Sombra teasing

  • Sildur 19/10/2016

    Overwatch is not a complete finished game by any stretch of the imagination. It's a brilliant game at its core and justifiably popular! But given that it's multiplayer only, the two game types along with the lack of maps and new content since release, it does seem as though Blizzard aren't supporting this game nearly as much as they should be.

    If I'm honest, even the Sombra ARGs were pretty boring. Intriguing to have elements hidden within corrupted images on the Overwatch website, sure, but having one new character every few months is not enough.
    Reply +5
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron review

  • Sildur 05/10/2016

    Fair review IMO. Destiny is a 'jack of all trades, master of none' and with so many other games doing the individual parts that make up Destiny so much better, it's impossible to justify taking Destiny seriously. Crucible is a non-competitive joke and an unbalanced mess and every raid since VoG has been a boring slog.

    I paid for Rise of Iron and after a few hours in I closed the app, moved onto Overwatch and haven't touched a Destiny since. Every Destiny video in my feed is titled 'Farm' or 'Grind' and I really cannot be bothered with that anymore.

    Destiny 2 needs some serious improvements to bring me back. Screw the Destiny grind. It's a massive waste of time for no reward.
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