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  • The Switch's special year is set to end as it began, with another 100 hour classic

  • Skirlasvoud 23/11/2017

    Also back are a mix of regional British accents which very in quality, but are better than the generic voiceovers of the last game.
    They vary in quality, not "very".
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  • Watch: Blizzcon reacts to Overwatch's sexism problem

  • Skirlasvoud 05/11/2017


    How are consoles any better? From what I've seen, people are just as toxic on Xbox and PS4, if not more so.
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  • Hob and Torchlight developer Runic Games has been closed

  • Skirlasvoud 03/11/2017


    "Hob", "Stories: The path of destinies" and "Torchlight" was what I'd point to whenever I wanted to convince myself unique single-player experiences are alive and well in the face of the market shifting increasingly towards on-line rubbish.

    I'm genuinely shocked by this. My gaming comfort zone has shrunk now! I'm worried for the future. :(
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  • Housemarque brings "longstanding commitment to the arcade genre to an end"

  • Skirlasvoud 01/11/2017

    the industry is moving more toward multiplayer experiences with strong, robust communities
    Urrggghh. Blech!
    Reply +6
  • The government finally responds to gambling in video games petition

  • Skirlasvoud 26/10/2017

    In contrast, where prizes are restricted for use solely within the game, such in-game features would not be licensable gambling. The Gambling Commission is committed to working with the video game industry to prevent gambling-related harm related to their platforms.
    Like philmatic stated, this bit is still worrying. The above will prevent a tMarting from reoccurring, but it won't actually prevent children from gambling on in-game items to keep up with their classmates in competitive titles.

    It's NOT as far reaching as I would've liked.
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  • Echo feels like the ultimate conclusion to Hitman

  • Skirlasvoud 24/10/2017

    @Dan234 I think the Clones are pretty much hostile to you from the very start, from what I've seen Johnny play. They'll try to approach and wrestle you to the floor.

    HOW they go about doing that, depends completely on you. If you shoot them, they'll shoot you and then wrestle you. If you run, they run up to you and wrestle you. If you sneak around, they'll sneak up to you and wrestle you. If you eat grapes, they'll try and tackle you, but get distracted by grapes.
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  • Skirlasvoud 24/10/2017

    I saw Johnny play this and it was an insta-buy for me.

    Don't much care much that gaming systems are just a tad on the bland side; just like Hellblade, it's just such a novel idea and concept. At the start of the lootbox era, this is where I want games to move towards - unique experiences - and I'm more than happy to put some money down for it.

    Is Eurogamer going to eventually review Echo Christian? I'd like it to have more exposure.
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  • NeoGAF offline after owner accused of sexual misconduct

  • Skirlasvoud 23/10/2017

    With the death of NeoGAF as an aggregate of information, I wonder if gaming sites such as this will step forward and start doing more of their own investigative journalism.

    Probably going to be a SLOW couple of news weeks until a replacement pops up.
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  • Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

  • Skirlasvoud 18/10/2017

    This is how we're going to head to the next great gaming market crash.

    I've jumped the AAA market a long time ago and there CAN'T be that many people in the mainstream customer pool who are willing to put up with it.

    Gentleman, it's been a privilege.

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  • CD Projekt Red: "This approach to making games is not for everyone"

  • Skirlasvoud 16/10/2017


    Which doesn't make the concerns or the subject any less valid. All those employee reviews are hard to ignore and if something's going wrong with a studio - especially if working conditions are deteriorating for the staff - then it's worth examining.

    I love CDProject. That doesn't mean the studio is flawless.
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  • Skirlasvoud 16/10/2017

    YongYea did a pretty unsettling video about this subject:

    If true - and I really fear it is - I hope that CDProject can pull itself out of the tailspin. Not being a massive, customer abusing publisher, might mean that the company lacks the infrastructure to tackle projects this big easily.
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  • Online petition forces government response to loot boxes

  • Skirlasvoud 16/10/2017

    @Doomspoon I think a pretty major difference between Kinder Eggs and Lootboxes in games, is how the Lootboxes are placed on a path of progression through a game. Ones that are often competitive multi-player titles. The experience is different and there's a purposeful addictive effect to them that's worse than a delicious chocolate egg.

    And before we start rambling on about: "Who cares, should've been smarter". People are inherently stupid creatures and government is here to herd them away from danger so that society can functions.
    If we drop all laws designed around keeping people safe, healthy and productive members of society, then everything goes to crap and as the costs associated with addiction and unhealthy practices rise, YOU will be the one suffering too.
    Be glad when someone takes steps not to ruin the neighbourhood you yourself are living in, just like someone attempts to stop publishers from ruining videogames.
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  • Ubisoft details South Park: Fractured But Whole's season pass

  • Skirlasvoud 13/10/2017


    The problem with the Season Pass is that I don't want to pay money up front for content I don't even understand yet.

    The problem with the DLC? Alright so admittedly that's my own short attention span. I RARELY get back to DLC when its released months after the fact, which is a shame. If I want the full experience, it really is better to wait until they release the GOTY.

    I've never bought games who promise post-release content in ye olden days either. Ironically, the publisher shoots itself in the foot whenever they promise more content later down the line when dealing with customers like me. If I know there's a more complete experience to be had through patience, I'll simply wait. Full-on Expansion Packs are the only exception I'll make, which let's be clear, isn't this. It rarely is these days.
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  • Skirlasvoud 13/10/2017

    It's just gotten a little harder to like Fractured But Whole.

    Maybe I should wait a year for the full game to release and all the DLC has been added into a GOTY. It's so hard to get back to a game when there's subsequent releases months after. My backlog's big enough. Hhhhhmmm...
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  • Are loot boxes gambling?

  • Skirlasvoud 12/10/2017


    Don't buy it. Simple.
    But you will tolerate the addition? Knowling people tolerate it, they've gained a foothold to simply ratchet up the incentive to buy it until you either need an iron will to resist, or the game become an unenjoyable grind.
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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

  • Skirlasvoud 05/10/2017

    @OllyJ Should've been the subtext. Reply +1
  • The video game pacifists

  • Skirlasvoud 13/09/2017

    It's a matter of creating your own challenge. It's as simple as that. Reply 0
  • PewDiePie apologises for racial slur

  • Skirlasvoud 12/09/2017

    *Sigh* I guess compunction is a start, but I have absolutely no hope he'll learn. Like others have said, this isn't a singular mistake... Reply +1
  • Please Knock on My Door review

  • Skirlasvoud 12/09/2017

    @vichood I'm stable and seeing people. Thanks for asking Vic, and for taking the time to respond.

    I really like Eurogamer for its occasional consideration of deeper, more intelligent issues: how gaming relates to the human condition. Johnny's "low batteries" series for instance. I can tell you're in the right place working here. :) Keep it up.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/09/2017

    Oh god...

    I'm afraid this game might push me over the edge, or worse yet, cure me. I'm really quite stuck on my depressive, anxious feelings. If I'm wrong about the world simply being a crapsack place and there's actually a ton of opportunities out there that aren't just hopeful illusions, than that means I've been solely responsible for my own loneliness. I'm not willing to accept that latter part, so I prefer believing that my friends really don't like me and that I really am a failure at work and there's little I can do about it since I'm rotten to the core.

    Yeah... that makes me feel better! If there's one thing worse than hopelessness, it's false hope. I might end up overestimating myself again and being an idiot.

    What that Shawshank quote again? Hope drives a man insane?
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  • Nintendo "strongly urges" you don't overpay for SNES mini on eBay

  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017

    Just like with the NES mini, I have absolute confidence in Nintendo's ability to supply enough units and all previous launches inspire that confidence. Reply +57
  • Firewatch dev threatens Pewdiepie video takedown, following YouTube star's use of N-word

  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    Everyone's to blame.
    People say there's never been slavery in England but what were Serfs if not slaves to their lord?
    Are you people seriously equating apples to giraffes here? That's like saying Napoleon is exactly the same as the Mongol Horde, because both tried conquering Europe. There are similarities, yes, both the apple and a Giraffe are living beings. It's only the differences that are important however.

    The circumstances of any historical event, do not equate directly to any other. It robs whatever lessons we could learn from it, entirely of their point and context.

    Serfs aren't the friggin same as black slaves! It entirely misses the context of the racist, social AND economic elements in both.

    Just because Black Kings sold their people, doesn't free White Rulers of the responsibility of purchasing them. Not only do we ALL have to be better than that, but it's ALSO not the same thing.
    First of all, very obviously: One of them is a seller, the other is a buyer. Not least of all, black slaves weren't treated the same way by their own Black people, as they were by White owners.

    That alone gives it a completely different dynamic, and BOTH sides need to draw completely different lessons from it.

    Going around in ANY attempt to make them basically just the same, completely robs us of our ability to learn and improve and is completely asinine. That tells me you just don't WANT to learn, or accept the past for some bizarre reason.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    You really didn't read the rest of my post, did you? Or watched the video about the Boer wars? Just picked out that part, added random info and used your mantel as sage to act like you're right and disregard the rest?

    The Brits and the Dutch used it as a Derogative term too. Any other European in a position of power, did the same.

    You don't justify shipping people around like that simply because you've identified them with a neutral Latin term like a piece of luggage, and it therefore being okay. You ship them around because you identify them as being less then human.

    The only reason why we de-segregated faster than the US, is because we relied less on their subjugation. Just because we have the luxury and were a few decades ahead of the US, doesn't mean we can pat ourself on the shoulder as being superior to "them hateful americans". There's a special sort of irony in that.

    Go re-read my previous post and consider everything else too. The historic evidence of that friggin' BBC documentary.

    But nope, I probably misspelled a letter somewhere. You're far too busy ignoring my entire point over that.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    He's not racist. He's an idiot.
    I didn't know the two were mutually exclusive. Idiots make some of the best racists. Not knowing what you're doing or saying, acting on bias without thinking and being ignorant in general, defines them pretty well.

    Otherwise every racist could defend himself by claiming he just didn't know any better.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    Unfortunatly, we Europeans are just as much part of the problem and yes, the N-word is and was our problem as well. The Brits and the Dutch were prolific users.

    Point in case: South Africa. Just listen to this sweet little old British lady:
    (She also, just like pewds, didn't mean any harm)

    Also, we did segregate, even if not as badly as the Americans. The only reason we were not as bad, is because the population percentage isn't as great. When the Harlem Hellfighters came over from America in WW1, the Americans warned people they were prone to rape, and the British refused to serve with them. They left them with the French instead.

    And it's the Europeans who shipped them over from Africa to America like chattel slaves after all, with colonists of European descent and mindset setting them up in the cotton fields and the like.

    I'd be very careful and study history before you distance yourself from the N-word as a European with self-satisfaction that we'd never.
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  • The making of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's secret best RPG

  • Skirlasvoud 08/09/2017

    Once you pass the hurdle of bugs and weird animations, this continues to be on of the most innovative player-choice driven experiences out there.

    I should get to finishing it. Lost my original copy, but you can get it cheaply on steam nowadays!
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  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin

  • Skirlasvoud 07/09/2017


    They said you could pick female characters and that the world would react differently to you.

    I can't wait for the perspectives and social commentary on this one. This game might turn out brilliant.
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  • The Death of the Outsider is far from the end for Arkane Studios

  • Skirlasvoud 04/09/2017


    Oooooohhhhh! Nope, not joking. Sheer ignorance. Guess it's safe to read the rest of the article then. Thanks for taking the time to clear that up for me.
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  • Skirlasvoud 04/09/2017


    I've been keeping Dishonored 2 on my to-do list. I would have appreciated NOT KNOWING that the outsider is going to die. It's rather unavoidable being right in the title.
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  • Undertale review

  • Skirlasvoud 18/08/2017

    To me its not an essential over some of the internet references and humour. TsunderePlane and how most of the creatures are internet personalities, almost made me vomit.

    Disregarding those, yeah! It's a real gem.
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  • Why Shelob is a woman in Shadow of War

  • Skirlasvoud 15/08/2017

    Doesn't matter. They've put gambling and loot crates in my single-player game. All my interest in anything Shadows of Mordor related, pretty much vanished after that. Reply +2
  • In Theory: is AMD's Ryzen CPU the game-changer for next-gen consoles?

  • Skirlasvoud 09/07/2017

    In the PC space AMD hardware is second best for performance for gaming.
    True, but AMD has shown itself capable of undercutting Intel when it comes to "just" decent, mid-level gear.

    It's exactly what you want as Sony/Microsoft if you need to produce millions of console units at an acceptable price for console gamers. This might change as Sony/Micro/Ninti are slowly raising the price ceiling on their consoles and emphasizing performance.

    All of this means AMD is going to raise the stakes and I can't wait to see them manage. We need someone to compete with intel in the gaming space, in the name of competitive pricing and innovation.
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  • Skirlasvoud 09/07/2017


    I LIKE supporting AMD (I've got an FX-8350 in my current rig) but there's only so much disparity I'm willing to accept before I'll go with the obvious better choice.
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  • TopWare responds to Two Worlds 2's sudden microtransactions update seven years after launch

  • Skirlasvoud 19/06/2017

    "We're just giving the customer options!"

    And players will have to look out that they don't patch in any reasons to do so...
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  • This War of Mine dev shows Frostpunk gameplay in screenshots

  • Skirlasvoud 19/06/2017

    Yep, this is the kind of bleak management simulator I can get into. War of Mine was too finicky, but I do well when governing from up high.

    The artwork reminds me somewhat of the winters in Endless Legend, which were times of equal meagre gloom.

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  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a zombies vs humans PvP mode

  • Skirlasvoud 14/06/2017

    Zombies... In a videogame? why didn't anyone else think of that? Reply +11
  • Klei announces new role-playing game Griftlands

  • Skirlasvoud 12/06/2017

    Awesome! Love the new artstyle they appeared to have mastered.
    I was expecting them to stick to their typical little cardboard cut-outs.
    Reply +1
  • Cyberpunk 2077 assets stolen by actual cyberpunks

  • Skirlasvoud 09/06/2017

    CD Projekt Red has reported the theft as a crime in Poland, suggesting this is not, as some have claimed, a marketing ploy.
    That just convinces me that Poland is in on it. The nation giving Obama a copy of Witcher 3 as a token of national pride, and invests several million dollar into CDProject to "investigate" MMO development, would back CDProject up on its ARG.
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  • Eurogamer's picks from the GOG Summer Sale

  • Skirlasvoud 06/06/2017

    More than happy to make a few purchases when - arguably - my favourite gaming site, recommends me sales from my - undisputed - favourite gaming storefront. Reply +4
  • Skirlasvoud 06/06/2017


    Nothing wrong with Skulls of the Shogun either. Neat little tactics title.
    Reply +3
  • Watch: Furious heroes who have less chill than a busted refrigerator

  • Skirlasvoud 04/06/2017


    If someone's angry, what do you usually tell them to do, or have?

    It's a pretty bad pun, I know.
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  • Next Tropico game teased for 2018

  • Skirlasvoud 02/06/2017

    Really hope they renovate the traffic mechanics. Consistently throughout 3,4 and 5, it's traffic jams that grind down the late game.

    If they give me enough of an indication that they'll fix that, I'm in.
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  • Watch: Ian hunts unsuspecting teens in Friday the 13th: The Game

  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2017


    There's photoshopped flesh between the articles and the comments sections that would haunt Freddy Krueger and make Leatherface queasy.
    Reply +2
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally has a new release date

  • Skirlasvoud 17/05/2017

    Delays be damned, I feel confident about this one. Trey and Matt won't allow this to release without their stamp of quality, just like with Stick of Truth.

    I'd rather they take as long as they need. This is one product that can only get better for it.
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  • Promising PvP MMO Crowfall reveals new look

  • Skirlasvoud 16/05/2017

    I don't care how it looks. MMOs come and go and fancy graphics aren't going to save it from the market crunch.

    In Crowfall, you see, there are two main components. There are campaign worlds where players fight for months for domination and the resources that come with it. Then those worlds are destroyed and people take their spoils back to their Eternal Kingdoms - their own literal kingdoms. It's here the politicking and throne war aspect of the game comes into play as people position for power.
    This reads moderately interesting and impressive however!
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  • Russian YouTuber slapped with three-and-a-half year suspended sentence for playing Pokémon Go in a church

  • Skirlasvoud 11/05/2017


    I'm going to respect and defend your right to chase a group of imaginary beings anywhere in public, as much as the right of a group of people wishing to worship their imaginary being in unified ceremony on their own grounds.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/05/2017

    Dunno, I'll probably be the only person in this comment sections with the opinion that if someone is warned not to do something, and he does it anyway to see if he can get away with it, he probably shouldn't be surprised if there's consequences. And yes, I think it's a fair request not to take your gaming device with you into a place of worship.

    Wouldn't want the kid to get a prison sentence, but getting forced to make an apology is no less than fair IMO.

    The whole trumped up charges list and 3 year prison sentence... yeah, no. Let's not be serious about that other than spooking him.
    Reply +14
  • Vanquish confirmed for PC

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017


    Cheers! That's very useful info! :D
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017

    Never really heard of Vanquish. What's so great about it? Reply +9
  • How to save Mass Effect Andromeda

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017


    I won't insist there's obviously no fun to be had in Andromeda. There definitely is in some of its mechanics and I'm happy for you.

    If you look back on the series as a whole however, and pair up ME1, to ME2, ME3 and ME:A, with the goal of figuring out where its artistic consistency and cohesion lie in tone and presentation, the series is more akin to a swerving car, than it is games like Witcher and Elder Scrolls that stay a solid course.

    It's great the swerving car has moved over to your lane to enjoy. Hell, maybe you're the type of gamer capable of finding something enjoyable in all the 4 lanes it has barreled into with tipping wheels by now, but it does jeapordize the identity and creative merits it has.

    Even Witcher has gone through several iterations, from the unbearably clunky first game (which I outright did not enjoy), over to the slick third, but you could tell from the start where it always intended to be and how the series was an evolution towards it.
    Mass Effect is somewhat more confused.

    A fan of the series like me, or like I would have liked to be, would've been better served by more consistency in the ME series. For me, that consistency would've been a very important part towards enjoying the greater whole of it. Right now, I've gotten off. Andromeda is enjoyable, but I don't know what to think of the series any more and I want to know what's happening before I invest.
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