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  • How do our gaming habits change as we grow up?

  • Sildur 11/02/2016

    I still love competitive games, but I'm finally losing tolerance for the way that developers are using psychological tricks to get children to spend their parents money on essentially gambling for a chance to get some DLC that either used to come in the core game or would come in the season pass (Black Ops 3 Supply Drops).

    For the first time in six years I've not bought the Call of Duty Season Pass and I'm so glad I didn't because they did exactly what they said they wouldn't: bring weapons in DLC. And twatty YouTubers are spending hundreds of dollars on supply drops to get them. :)

    Other than that, my gaming habits have pretty much remained the same. Although this could simply say a lot about my general level of maturity (or lack thereof) and my refusal to grow up. As a 34 year old man with a wife and a job I still play Video Games far more than I should (but then again, so does my wife!). ;)
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  • "It was tempting to retire…"

  • Sildur 03/02/2016

    Look... I REALLY want to give Molyneux a 10th chance, but the way he's gone about his work for the last two decades has left a bad taste in my mouth.

    He's a chronic liar and a typical salesman who over-sells and under-delivers his products.
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  • Hardware: Rivals review

  • Sildur 07/01/2016

    If there were about twenty people in a chaotic match this game could at the very least be mildly entertaining. As it stands though, the maps are too large and the player limit too small for this game to be anything but a throw-away free title.

    We still go back to Rocket League all the time and with BO3, Battlefield, Battlefront and Destiny, there's simply no room for anything that's not up to par, and Hardware Rivals is a missed opportunity for a potentially great game. The gameplay is simply not optimised enough, the engagements not exciting and ultimately it gets boring fast.
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2015

  • Sildur 01/01/2016

    @captainjax Literally EVERYONE in my friends list has been obsessed with this game and the awesome DLC since its release.

    You've so obviously never played it.
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  • PlayStation in 2015: Goodwill ensured that the party continued

  • Sildur 30/12/2015

    @MeBrains The extremely obvious ones that are the exact reason Microsoft didn't get away with the evil crap they were trying to pull when they announced the Xbone. :D Sony was here to say "We're not going to do that stupid evil shit." and everyone decided to buy the PS4 instead!

    A monopoly is a terrible thing, so as long as there's a competing company here to say "We're not going to screw you over like that company is trying to, so use us instead." everything will be dandy.
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  • Sildur 30/12/2015

    Amazing the number of vocal grumpy Xbone owners here to rain on the PS4's parade.

    Really glad the Xbone is here - it's important to have competition to keep Sony in check. However, it's just as important to remember the real the reasons for the success of the PS4. It's down to Microsoft trying really hard to screw over gamers before launch, and then the PS4 launched with more powerful, cheaper hardware, so it's as simple as that. Then once the PS4 gained traction and gamers wanted to play with their friends, they sold more and more.

    We're all gamers here and that's all that should matter. The moment Sony tries to screw over us gamers I will be the first to jump ship. F**k loyalty to companies as big as Microsoft and Sony. This is my recreational spare time and money, and I'm not spending any of it on a company if they make any attempts to screw us over.
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  • GAME blames low last-gen sales for pre-Christmas slump

  • Sildur 23/12/2015

    GAME continue to rely on the ignorance of parents who will go straight to their store and pay a premium rather than look around for better deals.

    Well maybe that's finally changed and kids are informing their parents of better places to buy games.

    When Fallout 4 is 59 from GAME and 39 from Amazon - at release - it's not surprising people prefer to buy elsewhere. And as the video gaming generation gets older, GAME will no longer be able to rely on fleecing non-gaming parents as most parents are now gamers themselves.

    Competition is good and GAME need to step up their game (pun intended!) in order to compete.
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  • It turns out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Nuketown map is a GAME exclusive

  • Sildur 05/11/2015

    @dennett316 Agreed 100% Reply 0
  • Sildur 05/11/2015

    And this, gentlemenz, is exactly why I set up an American PSN account and bought the digital version of Black Ops 3 from the U.S. PSN store for 38.

    Not the easiest solution and annoying that I'd never be able to sell it if I did want to (which I won't because I LOVE CoD). But I get it on Day 1 with Nuketown for 12 cheaper than from GAME and I don't have to give GAME any of my money, so I'm happy!

    Plus I already had the U.S. account active as I got Bloodborne digitally a few days early than the U.K. for far cheaper too.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King review

  • Sildur 24/09/2015

    @4th_Replicant As many reviewers have said: The Taken King is everything Bungie promised Destiny would be from the start, even though it wasn't. It makes the first year seem like a beta and now we're getting the true, immersive, stunning experience. The same awesome gunplay, graphics and atmosphere are there, but the gameplay mechanics have been tuned up 1000%.

    If you're not going to take part in multiplayer experiences like the raid, then it's still worth getting, but you'll be missing out on one of the best gaming experiences imaginable. :)
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  • Sildur 24/09/2015

    This expansion is stunning guys! Everyone should get it.

    But you won't because it's popular for hipster gamers to dislike Destiny... Especially PC gamers who don't have access to it. :)
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  • Here's the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 1TB PS4

  • Sildur 23/09/2015

    Whoever is approving these at Sony seriously needs to get their eyes checked.

    I'm a PS4 owner and I love it, but their special-edition consoles are extremely poor compared to their Xbox 360 and Xbox One counterparts, although some of the Xbox One ones have been pretty dull too.

    If you want me to drop money on a limited edition console then you'd better make it pretty special and so far the LE PS4s have been anything but special. Would NOT like to have this in my lounge.
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  • How the latest vinyl resurgence is coming from classic games

  • Sildur 13/09/2015

    You're welcome. :cool:
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  • Right now, you're better off playing Metal Gear Solid 5 offline

  • Sildur 03/09/2015

    Seems to be the absolute standard for all games to have terrible online issues on launch: GTA V, Driveclub, Battlefield 4, etc.

    All incredible games but can't seem to nail online issues in time. I don't know whether to suggest they sort it out, only release the game when it's complete, or simply make it clear that early adopters will be beta testers for the multiplayer experience.

    This is the reason games like Call of Duty still sell so unbelievably well: many of us love multiplayer and CoD just works straight out of the box.
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  • Video: Ian plays the Black Ops 3 beta, is rusty

  • Sildur 23/08/2015

    @KanevilPS_ Mate, you're amazing. :D You completely lost an argument and decided to ignore all of the evidence against you and say 'do your own research'?!?! I did my own 'research' and I said exactly how I feel about the game!

    No point in discussing anything with a peon with no personality who just conveniently ignores the facts that prove him wrong.

    I may be weird, but you're just a plain idiot who refuses to acknowledge when he's been plainly proven wrong time and time again.

    I honestly thought you were a young teenager when we started talking because you have zero argument and nothing to back up anything you say beyond "It's my opinion so there!" and of course, Kanevil, you're opinion is all that counts, right? :D You've demonstrated that you clearly have a LOT of growing up to do mate. ;) Good luck with that. Goodbye. :D

    Feel free to have the 'last word' now as no doubt in your head, that's all that matters. :D
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  • Sildur 23/08/2015

    @KanevilPS_ Why are you making the assumption that I'm bad at the game? Or that guy is bad at the game either? I've been coming top in virtually every match I play and I have countless videos recorded to prove it. Just because someone doesn't like a game doesn't mean they're bad, and assuming they're bad is a rather pathetic attempt at dismissing their valid comments. :D

    Here's a video from Drift0r. This guy's entire career is predicated on the access Activision affords him before everyone else gets their hands on the game. He never says anything against Call of Duty because he doesn't want to ruin that relationship and lose the access he has.

    Even he, at three minutes in, is saying that the game has lag issues. :D So I think you can put your 'This is the least laggy CoD evar!' card back in the deck because it's not going to play here.

    are you wierd?
    I definitely am wierd, yes. ;) I have some very fond memories of Call of Duty and I was extremely passionate about the game. I, unlike a lot of people, really love Advanced Warfare, because they brought in dedicated servers and I didn't have to look at that stupid F*@$%g 'Host Migration' screen until I loaded up this beta after the host left because we were stomping him.

    I'm here because I want Call of Duty to be better. Because it has such potential but they keep throwing stupid childish sh*t into the mix and not fixing the issues.

    Also, my ping is 10ms or 11ms usually. :)
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  • Sildur 22/08/2015

    @KanevilPS_ You're basically giving a lot of unsubstantiated excuses for a terrible game mate. :D

    If you like the game, that's great! But don't make up excuses for it's major failures. :D

    If you're watching TmarTn or Driftor then they don't count as they're on the Activision payroll. But other than that, even YouTubers who are enjoying the beta have complained about the exact same things: Destiny Supers in CoD, Super Lag, etc.

    And this is the least laggy CoD in ages? This is the worst lag I, and ALL of my friends on have experienced on next gen. I'm guessing you didn't played Ghosts or Advanced Warfare then as they're both WAAAY better than this. :D I have a 152mb connection with 12mb upload and every other game is smoothe as butter. But this? We're still hosted by fellow players and not dedicated servers like we are on Advanced Warfare! Why are we going back to being hosted by players??

    And 'git gud'? Really? Are you thirteen? :D

    Call of Duty has never been a good competitive game dude - it's a children's FPS with heavy-metal music rammed in to let the kids know whenever they've done something good. It's a joke of a game. :D

    I met a kid a couple of years ago who totally f***ed his GCSEs but he'd managed to convince his whole idiot family that it was OK because he was ranked 600 in the world in Call of Duty and was going to be a pro Call of Duty gamer. He's now on the dole.

    If you wanna 'git gud' as you put it, play Battlefield or anything other than CoD. CoD is just designed to appeal to kids who are happy to bash their heads against a brick wall as long as the game is telling them how awesome they are while they do it. :D
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  • Sildur 21/08/2015

    @KanevilPS_ Yeah? :D How come? Seems spot on to me and many YouTubers too are saying similar things!

    Great maps, great movement, crappy everything else. :D
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  • Sildur 20/08/2015

    This guy's impressions of the beta are spot on for me. :) Reply 0
  • Smite developer unveils team shooter Paladins

  • Sildur 04/08/2015

    This is literally Overwatch & Battleborn. :) What's with these three identical games being developed at the same time?

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  • An hour with Randy Pitchford

  • Sildur 24/07/2015

    I've met men like Randy so often in my career. He's a complete nightmare to deal with, so I feel bad for Wes for having to interview him.

    Here's the thing: people like Randy will, unfortunately, always get away with failing spectacularly because they will never admit any personal fault.

    The only thing we as consumers can do is not buy any of his products and hope he disappears into obscurity as quickly as possible.
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  • Star Citizen, feature creep and money

  • Sildur 22/07/2015

    @difiasco Not too busy to make that response though, right? :D

    You lose. Jog on.
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  • Sildur 22/07/2015

    @difiasco I think you're the one who needs to look it up mate, seeing as you clearly haven't the slightest clue what it means. Please do explain exactly what I've said that is hypocritical or we'll be forced to conclude that you're just making extremely moronic attempts to sidestep giving a proper response. :D Although I already made a similar conclusion about you already. ;) Reply +1
  • Sildur 22/07/2015

    @difiasco The fact that you find it so hard to believe that anyone could run a company and take one minute out of their working day to post a comment suggests to me that you're either unemployed or in a unfulfilling job that somehow demands 110% of your attention at all times. I'm sorry and I hope things get better for you, buddy. :) Reply +1
  • Sildur 21/07/2015

    @difiasco Hahaha! Oh yes please! No offense, but there are more than a couple of man-children here who have far too much time on their hands. As much as I'd love to have them terrorizing my colleagues/our clients, I'm not sure that's such a great idea. The very fact that you'd even ask is absurd.

    I tell you what: you tell us exactly where you work and give us the contact details, and I'll give you my company's details. :D
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  • Sildur 21/07/2015

    @difiasco Other than my own successful company I've been running for the last 7 years? Nothing mate. :) Well done on essentially repeating Archang3ll's comment by the way.

    And as others have stated here: Chris' games have always been lacking in one way or another. This was too ambitious and he's definitely not the right guy to get such an ambitious project off the ground.
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  • Sildur 21/07/2015

    @Archang3ll Fair enough point really, you're right, I've never made a game. And naw I wouldn't complain about anything in your fantasy land - I'd love it. I'm normally the one who is annoyingly positive about things, but this project smacked of failure to me from the start. I REALLY hope I'm wrong in the long-run and it turns out to be something awesome, but I sincerely doubt that'll be the case.

    @darrendawson Yep - it's a damn shame.
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  • Sildur 21/07/2015

    It's really shitty when a negative person is right when they predict doom and gloom for a potentially game-changing project, but this time I'm that shitty person. I said it shortly after the Kickstarter: Chris employed a bunch of family and friends to work on this and there's been nothing but delays since the beginning. You should never work with family and friends because it's harder to say "Stop slacking and get this done!!!" so instead he's clearly just stuck waiting for people to get things done in their own sweet time.

    Many of the faux adverts and trailers have been absolutely stunning, but gameplay features are sorely lacking. Chris has, unfortunately, shown that he hasn't got a clue how to run a project. A brilliant man with brilliant vision, no doubt, but neither he or his brother know how to push this game forward to completion.

    If you backed this project, I would love to visit the cloud cuckoo fairy land that you live in inside your head as I'm sure it's a fantastical, naive, innocent and wondrous place indeed.
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  • The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

  • Sildur 01/07/2015

    I love Destiny and will buy this, but everyone is right in saying the straight conversion from dollars to pounds is unjustifiable.

    Still, I'm so glad I stuck with this game while so many gamers ditched it as I've had more fun and spent more time playing this game with my friends than any game in the last decade.

    People are seriously missing out on a lot of the awesome mechanics and fun battles to be had in Destiny. :D
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  • PlayStation "new home of Call of Duty", Black Ops 3 DLC headed to PS4 first

  • Sildur 22/06/2015


    Well I'm happy. I love Call of Duty and my PS4. :)
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  • The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

  • Sildur 17/06/2015

    The Last Guardian is getting dangerously close to the vapourware status of Duke Nukem Forever. Will it ever actually be released?

    But hey, at least Duke Nukem Forever was eventually released and was awesome, AMIRITE!?!? :D

    ... Oh wait.
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  • Splatoon adds another new weapon tomorrow

  • Sildur 12/06/2015

    This game is seriously awesome! :D Reply +4
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 teased ahead of E3 reveal

  • Sildur 08/06/2015

    I still love PvZ:GW on PS4. It's a really stunning game and a brilliant example of what the Frostbite engine can do (seriously!). So much fun. I'd still recommend it and I got all my friends playing it.

    Can't wait for PvZ:GW2 - hope it's not timed Xbox exclusive to start with but looks like it will be again. :)
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  • Splatoon review

  • Sildur 03/06/2015

    This game is awesome and definitely deserves an 'Essential' especially if Nintendo continue to support it in the ways they have been so far.

    Also - the community is shitting hilarious:

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  • Splatoon adds Port Mackerel map and new modes

  • Sildur 02/06/2015

    Loving Splatoon so much more than I thought I would!

    Was concerned I would get bored quickly after playing the Global Testfires, but it's a true classic!

    Buy a Wii-U, get Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Super Mash Bros, Bayonetta and Splatoon and I GUARANTEE you'll have the most fun you've had gaming in the last decade. :D
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  • Xbox One UK price now 299.99

  • Sildur 13/04/2015

    It's a great move! Reducing the price is always great for us consumers.

    Had Bloodborne not come out I may have regretted getting a PS4 but that game is such a stunning gaming experience I've stopped playing any other game altogether. :D

    I still can't forgive MS for their original plans to royally screw over the consumer though so there would have to be a very good reason for me to buy an Xbone at over 200. :)
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  • Bloodborne review

  • Sildur 27/03/2015


    This game has reminded me what video game experiences should be. It is absolutely and unequivocally astounding.

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  • Don't forget to download Bloodborne's 2.69GB day one patch

  • Sildur 23/03/2015

    I've been looking forward to this game for so long and I'm so hyped for it that I'm actually pretty unnecessarily upset that we have to wait till Friday to get it while my friends list is filled with people from North America and Europe getting it on Tuesday and Wednesday. :D Reply +2
  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • Sildur 18/03/2015

    Mario Kart 8 will always remain one of my favorite games of the last decade. :D Reply +7
  • Helldivers review

  • Sildur 04/03/2015

    YESSS!!! Been waiting so long for this game! :D Reply +4
  • Unreal Tournament's first high-textured map shown off

  • Sildur 03/03/2015

    Stunning! Reply +1
  • Dead or Alive 5 tournament soft ban on "over-sexualised" costumes sparks heated debate

  • Sildur 02/03/2015

    Dead or Alive is what it is and it always has been about bouncing boobs since the Sega Saturn days when it was first released in 1996.

    If an organiser wants to feature DoA in their tournament and censor the partial nudity in it that's fine, but it does seem like they're kidding themselves a bit. If you don't want soft-core nudity then there are plenty of other wonderful beat-em-ups to choose from. Although almost all beat-em-ups have some level of soft-core nudity and over-sexualisation of women, just not to the extent of the DoA series - but hey - at least DoA is honest and straight-forward about it - they like bouncing boobs!
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  • Looks like Destiny is getting a new social space in the Reef

  • Sildur 26/02/2015

    Still playing and loving Destiny with everyone on my PSN list. :)

    I may be one of only a few but it seems as popular as ever to me. It's become as popular to bash Destiny as it is to bash Call of Duty. :D

    Can't wait for more House of Wolves info!
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  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • Sildur 23/02/2015

    I'm sorry, I know it's just a game but this was just a kid trying to have fun with someone he trusted.

    The guy who stole KermitTheFrog's account and then put the time in to earn this kid's trust is a true scumbag.
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  • Super Stardust Ultra review

  • Sildur 18/02/2015

    Yeah the new scoring system is basically making it impossible to judge the worthiness of a game especially when the words contradict the lack of a badge. Reply -13
  • Video: Battlefield Hardline's image problem

  • Sildur 11/02/2015

    @bad09 Yeah I think the Ferguson Missouri comparison is extremely far-fetched there Eurogamer. Reply +25
  • Sildur 11/02/2015

    It took me a while to get into Hardline: Battlefield without jets and tanks? What's the point?

    But the more I played it the more and more I enjoyed it. It's an acquired taste but one that really grows on you. My favourite DLC in BF3 was the close-quarters pack and this is more of that injected with steroids and a good dollop of humor.

    Really quite looking forward to this actually. :)
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  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • Sildur 11/02/2015

    Amazing story and I do feel really bad for Bryan.

    After all of the ridiculous claims and bravado and even the $50,000 Diamond Chisel... It has to be said that Curiosity and Godus have to be the most embarrassing failures Molyneux has come up with so far.

    I seriously believe Molyneux should be held accountable for Curiosity and Godus... It was a kickstarted game that completely shafted the backers, immediately went Free-To-Play (the worst kind of F2P at that) and in the process of promoting it with Curiosity they completely shafted the winner. Molyneux even slagged off EA's Dungeon Keeper app for using the exact same tactics he went on to use in Godus!

    He's a total and utter c**t isn't he!?!?

    He's taken the Kickstarter Backer's money, and the money of anyone silly enough to pay real money for items in Godus and basically failed to deliver on any level whatsoever. We need new laws to stop knobs like this from ripping people off.
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  • Destiny has more than 16 million registered users

  • Sildur 06/02/2015

    I may be the only one still enjoying Destiny on Eurogamer, but myself and everyone on my friends list are still loving it. :D

    I bought Dying Light and I've hardly played it. I've been really trying to get into Hardline and it's interesting but not as great. I've got the season pass for Advanced Warfare and every time I load it up I stop playing after a single match...

    Just still having a lot of fun in the many aspects of Destiny: strikes, raids, crucible, free-roam and even the tower. :D

    If you're playing Destiny with a good group of friends then it's endless amounts of fun. :D
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  • Editor's blog: Introducing Eurogamer's new video team

  • Sildur 05/02/2015

    Introducing Eurogamer's new video team ... without a video!

    A sign of things to come.
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