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  • Cambridge researchers design game to treat schizophrenia

  • Skirlasvoud 04/08/2015

    @PaddyFodder

    I actually checked the article out Paddyfolder. If you want to know how modern science works, check comment above.
    Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 04/08/2015

    @spekkeh

    Published? Eurogamer doesn't mention THAT anywhere, so I dug it up:

    http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/370/1677/20140214

    In a nutshell though (after a cursory 10 minute skim), the app basically borrows its design from already scientifically proven software designed for big clunky computers.
    The study however, isn't so much about whether the software works (which I'm sure it does), it's about the high drop-out rates from patients using that prior software on unpopular hardware.
    The study's results for the main part don't measure improvement of schizophrenic patients, but how enjoyable the patients thought the new smartphone app to be, or in other words, stick to the treatment provided by already proven software in new packaging and therefore expose themselves to the treatment.
    In this way, the app can sorta be inferred, more or less to help schizophrenic patients.


    I'd be outraged how badly the essence of this research has been finagled between study and press blurb... but honestly, that's just how academia roll and I would have done the same. The more press attention (cites) your academic article gets, the more weight you have and the more prominent you are. And that's versus commercial industry, who will try to burry us beneath billions of dollars, manufacture doubt by repeating the experiment with far greater sample pools and slightly different set up while blackmailing and harassing independent scientist whose studies might inconvenience them.

    I'm studying the misrepresentation of pesticide lethality surrounding bees in scientific literature right now. The closer I can get my title to be something like "THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO EXTERMINATE ALL BEES AND STARVE YOUR CHILDREN!" while still trying to get away with it, the better. And I can, actually, sorta, with some creativity. For a good cause and all that.

    *Sigh* When did science become this?
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  • Skirlasvoud 03/08/2015

    @PaddyFodder

    To be fair Paddy, neither the article or Cambridge acts like it is proper science. It's just the fact that Cambridge and Researchers are mentioned in the same articles that it may *appear* like science, but that onus is on the reader. Other scientists can tell. ;)

    "which may improve the lives."

    "the team speculates"

    "cautious about their results"
    Reply +3
  • Skirlasvoud 03/08/2015

    @PaddyFodder

    I work as a Toxicologist and 20 animals per group is just about what the industry feels is ethically responsible. Takes a lot of fudging and uncertainty factors to get the statistical power up to what can still be considered a science. You'd better pray that your standard deviation isn't all over the place.

    You're right though. Unless they're putting those 22 people out of their misery afterwards, 22 isn't much of a sample size. :lol:
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  • 450 Halo 5 Pink Mist Edition has an actual Needler gun

  • Skirlasvoud 04/08/2015

    Awesome! I have rats in my kitchen and there will be nothing more satisfying than watching the critters evaporate in a mist of...

    What do you mean I can't? It doesn't actually fire needles?
    *Looks at pricetag and back again*
    What do you mean it doesn't fire actual needles? What else does it do for 450 pounds?

    LED lights and in-game sounds
    Holy.....
    Reply +3
  • Bungie ditches Destiny's Dinklage dialogue for Nolan North

  • Skirlasvoud 04/08/2015

    @riceNpea

    Approved!
    Reply +7
  • Skirlasvoud 04/08/2015

    @ahrmon

    EDIT: WOW you guys are sensitive. Your nerves need not to be that easily struck kids.

    Says the man in a butthurt response to negs.

    I don't know... Northbot doesn't have the same ring to it as Dinklebot. Can we keep calling it Dinklebot?
    Reply +10
  • Jon Blyth on: Clicker Heroes

  • Skirlasvoud 01/08/2015

    I've only just recently managed to emphasise with John. My poison is AdVenture Capital. Not quite a clicker, but it is an idle game. It's the kind of game where I calculated that if I come back in 4.5 hours, I hope to have enough money to buy an upgrade that will make the progress bar tick down 10% faster. An hour before I go to bed, I want to restart and turn my progress into angel investors. Then I'll do everything over again, but 10x faster. Then when I wake up, I'll roll in money again.

    It's creepy, insidious and it feels like capitalist adventure now occupies 10% of my subconscious.

    Luckily as a gamer, I have other, shorter lived poisons. The Swindle almost made me forget.
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  • Video: The Batman: Arkham Knight easter eggs you probably missed

  • Skirlasvoud 31/07/2015

    I liked how Joker and the Feargas sometimes played with your perception of the city's billboards.

    One billboard portrays a gentleman putting a diamond necklace on his lady. "You'll always remember your first."

    Blink and it suddenly becomes Batman wrapping a piano wire around the joker's neck. "You'll always remember your first." (as in kill, which Joker is fond of mocking you with in none too subtle way.
    There's more, but that one stood out.

    Joker and Mark Hamill are STILL the best part of this game.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight mod lets you play as Alfred

  • Skirlasvoud 31/07/2015

    Butler. Taking out the trash is in his job description. It would explain who succeeded batman after the game.

    4:40 is especially cool. Reminds me of a mix between XCOM:EU's thin men and a Terminator.
    Reply +1
  • Tropico 5 rules Xbox One spring 2016

  • Skirlasvoud 30/07/2015

    "Tropico 5 features a number of improvements to its long-standing formula and there's a lot here to like,"

    Though eventually, none of the games are vastly different enough from their direct predecessor to warrant a purchase. If you already have Tropico 4, you're safe skipping it.
    That, and the amount of DLC released by Kalypso is rather staggering.
    Reply +3
  • Now it's got Steam Workshop support, is Knights of the Old Republic 2 worth returning to?

  • Skirlasvoud 29/07/2015

    @jabberwocky

    "Plan my attack"

    Quoted for Truth. I miss that in most modern bioware games. When I started playing Dragon Age 2 and even SW:The old Republic - yes, the MMO - I actually spend 15 minutes looking for a way to queu up attacks.

    Screw hammering the numeric keys or twitch responses. What's wrong with leaning back and have a sip like a battle-savvy commander while everything plays out?

    It actually decreases some of the grind and the animation were good enough (shoot me for saying this) to be cinematic. Yes, I was happy sitting there with my arms crossed for a minute, just watching the lightsaber duel play out and watching the glowsticks hiss, twang and flow. I never got tired of that.
    Reply +5
  • Fallout Shelter's Android release date set for August

  • Skirlasvoud 25/07/2015

    @Farzlepot

    But it looks good while it's something we can't have yet! Goes double for me since my Iphone couldn't run it. Forbidden fruit!

    It could be a shiny but empty candy wrapper for all I'm concerned. I just want it!
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  • Skirlasvoud 25/07/2015

    Awesome. My little old Iphone couldn't handle it, but maybe bluestacks on my computer will! Reply 0
  • The Amiga is 30 years old today

  • Skirlasvoud 23/07/2015

    "Dear readers of a certain age..."

    God this article makes me feel old.

    "That's right. It's time to think about mortgages, kids and getting married"

    Now this article makes me feel horrible.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC "interim" patch planned for August

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2015

    @JamesBrophy

    I'll take the free season pass to be honest.
    Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 20/07/2015

    I got REALLY lucky with my PC rig (AMD FX8350 + Nvidia GTX970) and I managed to finish Arkham Knight rather smoothly 3 days ago on it.

    It's kind of all right. Has a few stand-out moments, but it doesn't quite live up to Arkham City. People aren't missing out on TOO much.
    Reply +4
  • You wore Fallout 3's Presidential Metro train on your head

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2015

    @Zioman

    4chan thought it was an NPC. PC gamer uncovered that it was actually the player.

    Which is perfect, since even mentioning 4chan debases us all.
    Reply +14
  • Video: Five old WoW hands try to remember how to dungeon

  • Skirlasvoud 20/07/2015

    I love Nostalgic Oli Blizzard articles.

    Oli Blizzard reviews with a score not so much, but those seem a thing of the past.

    Nothing wrong with or better than a passionate fan and a competent writer/producer coming up with content he's passionate about though.
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  • AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB review

  • Skirlasvoud 19/07/2015

    @zackeyvel

    If by read you mean skip to the verdict since I can't understand all the tech talk leading up to that point, then yes.
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  • Should you install The Witcher 3 patch 1.07?

  • Skirlasvoud 18/07/2015

    @Paul_Denton

    Experienced? CDP experienced? They made the Witcher series, games 1, 2, 3 and perhaps a spin-off, all on their own engine. That they managed a project this size and got it running the way they did at launch is... either a miracle or the work of some really passionate individuals overcoming inexperience.
    Reply +11
  • PewDiePie talks money

  • Skirlasvoud 08/07/2015

    Whow, this video actually made me dislike pewdiepie less.

    The way he uses that whinny, high pitched voice to introduce himself curls my toes and let's be straight: you do care about money enough to do paid promotions Pew, but you're right. Others seem to care even more and anyone with the spine to read out negative comments about himself and not get defensive while admitting that certain things are certainly skewed unfair towards him gets one up in my book. Can't say I wouldn't have done the same things as Pew if I could get away with it.
    Reply +6
  • Video: The Final Fantasy VII scenes that probably won't reach the remake

  • Skirlasvoud 04/07/2015

    @TeaFiend
    @Beva78

    It's hard to follow, but it does make sense. There never was any time travel, just flashbacks and piecing manipulated memories back together in the right sequence. Cloud isn't a dream, neither is his dad. Let me explain:

    Mako is magical life energy, basically the collective souls of the dead. There was once an alien entity who tried to leech this energy, but it was killed millions of years ago. Shinra, the multicorp organisation, has discovered both Mako and the remains of this entity.
    Sephiroth and Zack are part of an elite organisation called SOLDIER on whom genetic experiments are done by Shinra, using both Mako and the Alien.
    Living beings aren't supposed to come into contact with Mako though. It gives them great powers, but seeing how it's basically other people's life energy, it has debilitating effects and can cause a loss of one's own identity. This means that only very strong people can join SOLDIER.

    Cloud is a real person, who did indeed grow up in Niflheim with Tifa.
    Cloud, in effort to impress Tifa, desperately wants to become a SOLDIER, but actually never manages to pass the mark because he isn't strong enough.
    Despite the fact that Sephiroth did pass the mark, the guy does eventually goes bonkers, questions his origins and identity and eventually comes to the conclusion that the Alien is his mother. This actually isn't far from the truth as a good share of his being has been spliced directly from the Alien in the SOLDIER experiments.
    Sephiroth assumes the goal that the Alien once had: Feed of the planet's life energy. He begins slaughtering Cloud's home town, but is stopped by Zack and Cloud.
    Cloud however, falls into a pool of pure Mako during the fight. Such an infusion has devastating effects on the boy's psyche and he basically loses his identity. Zack takes care of him for a long while.
    Zack is killed by Shinra, Cloud survives, but still stumbles around addled and without an identity.

    Tifa discovers Cloud.
    Being confronted by his childhood friend, Cloud begins to recover small pieces of his identity, but a lot of damage has been done. His time spend with ZACK - who is a SOLDIER - and his failed desire to join SOLDIER despite wanting to have achieved this for Tifa who is now right there for him, means that he (maybe even wants to) recover his identity incorrectly.
    Cloud partly assumes the identity of Zack to fill in the gaps and overcome the shame of never having been in SOLDIER. In his mind, he has always been in SOLDIER and to compensate for the damage, becomes a brooding, asocial loner who wants to be left alone.
    Tifa is delighted to have her childhood friend back... but she realizes that something is wrong. Her own memmories of the same past that Cloud had, don't add up.


    Meanwhile, mad SHINRA scientist Hojo pieces through the rubble of Tifa and Cloud's childhood home. Shinra rebuilds the town to cover up the incident and Hojo resurrects/starts experimenting on the corpses of the townsfolk, infusing them with more of the Alien's cells. They basically become twisted puppets who only seek to become one again with the Alien and the one who now guising the mantle: Sephiroth.
    Cloud and Tifa adventure together and stumble upon their childhood home, amazed it's still standing. Tifa is sure it's just a front, but the effects are worse on Cloud, who is already struggling with his identity and memories. Even more disturbing are the strange, twisted shadows of the townsfolk lurking about.

    Inside the Mako Crater, Sephiroth toys with Cloud's identity crisis and successfully convinces Cloud that he is nothing but a puppet, a dream, a twisted scientific experiment; just like the other townsfolk. Cloud is stubborn at first. After all, he has Tifa, whom he shares memories with.
    At that vital junction however, Tifa can't keep up with Cloud's identity dependency on her and reveals that some of Cloud's memories are indeed wrong and that Sephiroth, despite desperately hoping that this Cloud is indeed the one she grew up with, acknowledges that if he can't remember, Sephiroth might be right. He could be just a puppet.
    Cloud's identity slowly crumbles again and collapses later in game, easily manipulated by Sephiroth.

    Tifa still cares greatly for Cloud and looks for him and indeed finds him, hoping he's the same person as in her childhood. However, she also realizes that he needs to come to the realization himself for that to be true.
    During an event, they both fall into a pool of Mako. Tifa, manages to maintain her psyche, because of her own strength of character. However, in the abstract world of mako and different identities, she also manages to find Cloud's psyche and manages to interact with him on a different plane.
    Tifa slowly coaches Cloud towards recovering his identity, always careful that he does not grow to depend on her and always fearful Sephiroth might be right.

    Cloud's salvation comes from admitting that he had a crush on her, but indeed never managed to join SOLDIER, admitting to his weaknesses and taking satisfaction in being nothing more than himself.
    (THIS IS WHY THE GAME IS SO GOOD)

    Cloud recovers, turning into a more cheerful, sociable personality who is accepting of his own flaws, instead of another one of Final Fantasy or Advent Children latter day's mopey emo heroes for no reason. In fact, he's now strong enough to finally confront Sephiroth, who takes his shirt off for no reason because he's a hot bad-ass.


    @AoifeLockhart


    All of this is also the reason why I fully support Tifa. The girl is incredibly loyal and gifted towards supporting her friends and knowing what they need, in case of Cloud. I think she's awesome for enduring so much for him and if you show her affection in the game, it's clear that she does so for love. Cloud owes her greatly and for the two childhood friends who always had an eye for each other to meet up, is just so romantic. Girl has heart and spine of diamonds. If only I'd come across someone like her in the dating world...

    It's also why the Cloud x Aerith romance is a bit... weird. Aerith was engaged to Zack. Aerith loves Cloud because he is carrying part of Zack's personality for the majority of the game. Aerith literally says so during the romantic firework interlude:

    "I wish we could be close. I'd like to meet you too Cloud."

    Bit of a mindwarp. Can't for the life of me figure out why people support the Aerith-Cloud romance.




    But yeah FF7's plot is convoluted, but once you latch on it's beautiful. It draws strong inspiration from Frank Herbert's dune: God-Emperor, with the glowing blue eyes, loss of identity, cloning of old friends and elite military outfits.

    I strongly suspect, that the script and characters were written and designed by the people who did Final Fantasy 6, which had similar, deep themes. This is the reason why I'm not a big fan of Tetsuya Nomura, and a great supporter of Hiroyuki Ito, despite tetsuya being heavily credited for FF7 design. Tetsuya took over completely for FF8 and in Squall, we begin to see the inevitable slide towards style over substance, and mopey emo heroes for no reason.
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  • Skirlasvoud 03/07/2015

    @AoifeLockhart

    :) Same here (or fanboy that is). One of my fondest female heroines in gaming. She ain't got a flashy style, doesn't have incredible charisma, isn't fantastically sure of herself, not a great leader, doesn't like travel and is actually something of a homebody...

    But stick her in a group of friends and she has boundless strength and loyalty towards them and is a sweetheart with simple goals who makes supporting others her focus even if that comes at the cost of herself. She's pretty much the reliable core spirit of the team while others are dealing with far greater demons.

    Always gave her Cover=Counter=Double Cut Materia (Protects others, immediately counter-attacks twice) and that sums up Tifa pretty well.

    And yeah, kinda crushed on her when I played the game as a 16 year-old kid, but that just means I could go on forever...


    But I'm afraid Aoife, you know? Seems every iteration of her is further away from the girl I knew. I'm already trying hard to banish the Advent Children version of her from my mind as she clearly didn't need a redesign. That Cloud was still a mopy bastard who doesn't recognize her or treats her to what she deserves four years after the fact in that damn movie irritates me. And just when Cloud started to become more sociable and cheerful after he was snapped out of his Sephiroth induced schizophrenia! He should have been the same energetic kid he used to be when they were childhood friends!

    Honestly, if the same direction as the movie or the contemporary games is taken for this game, then it will only go downhill. Savour your old blueray disks / PC CDs.
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  • Skirlasvoud 03/07/2015

    @AoifeLockhart

    Tifa or Aerith?

    Somehow I have you pegged for a Tifa person seeing as how you used footage of her during the theatre scene.
    Reply +3
  • Fallout Shelter adds its first Fallout 4 character

  • Skirlasvoud 30/06/2015

    These articles make me sad. I have an Iphone and I'd LOVE to play it, but my aging 4s keeps choking and crashing on it.

    Damn near spend an entire afternoon yesterday for an Iphone emulator so I could start playing on PC (Avoid Ipadian), but I finally learned that there are no Iphone emulators available. There are only a handful that emulate android (Bluestacks).

    So yeah, I'll add to the growing amount of voices clamouring for an Android version, but sadly they've already stated that will take months rather than weeks.
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  • Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

  • Skirlasvoud 25/06/2015

    This pleases me and tells me they *are* taking it seriously. The day Warner brothers passes up on a quick buck on the expense of the customer is a momentous one. Reply 0
  • Batman: Arkham Knight review

  • Skirlasvoud 23/06/2015

    Not essential? Well that's a surprise...

    Regardless, happy to see another open world game where storyline and sidequests are done right. This Witcher-Batman bundle that came with my GTX970 is a real zinger and money well spent.
    Reply +16
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • Skirlasvoud 16/06/2015

    Noooooo! Why? This is a black day for any true fan of the series. Do enough people hate the original so much that the dream needs a remake to remain loved?

    Dirge of Cerberus and Advent Children. Utter garbage and these are now the type of people who will handle the remains of a timeless classic put to rest.

    I hope the defiling idiots that clamoured for a remake choke on it. You never really appreciated or deserved the original. You all turned it into a lukewarm rethread.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda announced, debut trailer

  • Skirlasvoud 16/06/2015

    Red, Blue or Green? I need to know dammit! Reply +2
  • Fallout 4 out November 2015

  • Skirlasvoud 15/06/2015

    But... XCOM2 is out in November too! Where will my life go? Reply +2
  • Sir Christopher Lee dies aged 93

  • Skirlasvoud 11/06/2015

    He would instantly bring some class, dignity and authority to any film he'd star in with his voice and demeanour.

    I'll miss him, but through his timeless appearances, he has gained a sort immortality.
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  • Will Porter on: Getting old

  • Skirlasvoud 06/06/2015

    This article isn't about getting old. It's about having kids.

    Does Will Porter know the difference?
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  • Desura and Indie Royale's parent company has filed for bankruptcy

  • Skirlasvoud 05/06/2015

    Que the token glut of consolation post mentioning bereaved employers. Reply -16
  • Valve's 2015 Dota 2 tournament has the biggest eSports prize pool ever

  • Skirlasvoud 05/06/2015

    And people wonder why there's so much corruption in (e-)sports. The more money you throw at it, the more articles we'll see about fixed fights, drug abuse, overinflated egos and addiction. Reply 0
  • Video: Eurogamer plays Agario

  • Skirlasvoud 26/05/2015

    I've been the third largest once. It's not quite the exalted position you'd like it to be. Being big is actually quite stressful. If you shoot the virusses, smaller opponents can propel them towards your hulking frame and cause you to split up and be taken apart piecemeal by the little bastards.

    Otherwise, brilliant. If you're small you go by unnoticed, if you're big you're a threat to everyone but they're all gunning for you.

    My favorite strategy is splitting, waiting until the two parts can join again and postponing to fool people into thinking you're less of a threat. I've gobbled up several players by splitting, driving people into corners and had a smile on my face from going to the biggest blob on the block to being tiny and insignificant again in an instance. It's remarkably well balanced for such a simple game.



    Only thing ruining it right now are teamplayers who gang up with their blobs and unbalance everything.
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  • Blizzard explains decision to stub out Tychus' cigar

  • Skirlasvoud 22/05/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Are you viewing this on a sub-1080p tiny monitor because the cigarette is clearly visible on my screen?
    You watching on a 4K display? I'm beginning to realize how important graphics are to you. ;-)
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/05/2015

    This is a thing? Someone paused the video at that exact moment, somehow recognized that specific character without his usual kit on, squinted hard enough not to notice a cigaret and managed to create a... *Checks dictionary* vociferous debate? Really? Took me about a dozen tries to realize what the video was on about.

    Whow! I clearly underestimated the Blizzard community. Now I see why Oli loses all professional objectivity and turns into a raging fanboy whenever a Blizzard products needs to pass the reviews.
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  • CD Projekt tackles The Witcher 3 downgrade issue head on

  • Skirlasvoud 22/05/2015

    @Squintastic

    And put in a separate amount of effort and make a separate game for each platform?

    How does that work out budget wise?
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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • Skirlasvoud 18/05/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Glad you finally came to join our way of thinking IronSoldier, with your picture of an elephant in a room. I can see you stopped nagging about graphical downgrades and recognize the game for what it is:

    A giant - some would say Elephant - amongst men. An accomplishment that dwarves everything else before it like mice. The product of love from caring developers that towers above what the stuffy boardroom suits of other companies could come up with.
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  • Oculus Rift recommended specs confirmed

  • Skirlasvoud 16/05/2015

    So is this... on top of the software we use it with? Reply +1
  • New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

  • Skirlasvoud 14/05/2015

    @IronSoldier

    (as) WHAT you'll be playing, not how the game WILL be playing.

    You got a point man, you argued well in your previous replies to me and I'm actually happy that we've got people like you to remind us to expect better.

    But still, let up. The opinion that all the old pictures were outdated promotional/concept materials is perfectly feasible.
    Take the video for example. Not a single experienced gamer will expect the game to look exactly like that. We all know it's just a trailer. Eurogamer itself certainly isn't about to act like it, as they're just as happy to go along with the hype to create traffic. Why shouldn't they? Yet you're slagging it for not being a perfect representation. Well, you're right. But boy will all of use be snickering when you carry this line of thinking through and start complaining that those exact video events aren't in the game. CDProject is simply playing the PR game like all publishers should without crossing the line.

    Now is supposed to be a happy time. What could be the best adventure RPG ever created (fingers crossed), could be coming out on the 19th of May. Nearly all of us are excited. Just realize you're spitting into the wind.


    And no, graphics isn't important for atmosphere. To this day the older Final Fantasy series with their MIDI are the most atmospheric games I ever played. Don't be a David Cage.
    Reply +9
  • The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece of world-building

  • Skirlasvoud 13/05/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Atmosphere and storyline ARE the most important thing to me. Don't care too much about the graphics. If it's a downgrade from very gorgeous to plain old gorgeous, I'm hanging in there.

    That said, you do have a fair point IronSoldier. I'm defending CDPR to the death, also in the distribution Kerfuffle, but when Eurogamer itself uses old screenshots, you're right to speak up. If graphics matter to you, than it's your right.

    That said, are you sure you want to shove CDPR in the same box as all the other publishers? The older screenshots were prettier, granted, but CDPR could have had good reason to downgrade as they found out that it wasn't feasible. (Console parity not being a good reason in my book mind.) They themselves certainly don't advertise with the old screenshots anymore.

    Pretty confident they're not pulling a Colonial marines on us. Their previous screenshots were concept/prototypes and over development they've went with what is more feasible, their advertisement doesn't lie and they sent their review copies earlier. Nothing to see here.
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  • Skirlasvoud 13/05/2015

    @megatronx

    @bad09

    Interesting. I've still wanted to play through the first game, if only to complete the series. I played through the part where your castle is under siege in the beginning, but I couldn't get over the fact how badly designed it was with all those spaces in between enemies, how sterile the combat, how lifeless everything looked and how slowly the story picked up.

    It was like a single-player mode of an MMO.

    I'll look into those mods. You two convinced me that maybe I just need to grit my teeth and bit through to get to the good parts. I do love me some story and atmosphere.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/05/2015

    @ikehouserock

    I would advice against maybe playing the Witcher 1. It was one of CDPR's first and - bless their hearts - in nowhere the league of Witcher 2 & 3 even if it were up to the modern standards. Game design leaves plenty to ask for and it might just end up ruining your opinion of the Witcher series before you have the chance to enjoy it.

    Ask yourself how much tolerance you have towards old, unpolished games first.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/05/2015

    Damn it Eurogamer. I was already about 99.9% hyped and then you bandy about articles like this! Where am I supposed to leave the rest of the hype? I'm already wearing extra baggy pants and a shoesize too big today to cram it in there. Do you want me to wear a hat? Is that what you want me to do? Want me to wear a nice stovepipe hat to fit the rest of the hype Eurogamer? A bowler cap? A fez maybe? What colour should the tassel be?

    I'm a human being with limits dammit!
    Reply +14
  • Invisible, Inc review

  • Skirlasvoud 13/05/2015

    The game looks like like SuperGiantGame's Transistor and Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun Returns had sex with each other...

    I approve of this coupling.
    Reply +1
  • Yoshimitsu sure looks different in Tekken 7

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2015

    @icelt

    Sushimitsu?
    *claps* And the winning pun goes to...
    Reply +2
  • The Witcher 3 PC is 32.49 at Green Man Gaming

  • Skirlasvoud 08/05/2015

    @LordDemigod

    Yeah, sorry if my ramblings were a bit fierce. CDP is one of my last remaining heroes in gaming.

    And thanks for the clarification. GMG IS considered legitimate. I kinda did forget that CDP screws up its reasoning here and does a nasty bit of unsubstantiated mudslinging. Good point.
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 07/05/2015

    @LordDemigod

    The problem with GMG buying huge amounts of cheap polish pre-orders of course and shipping them to more expensive markets, is that markets that could have afforded a more expensive price (and rightly so because Poland IS a poorer region and they're not) are already saturated and less profitable for CDP, while they're being forced to restock Poland which is an inherently less profitable market.

    Nobody else seeing how this is kinda scewed and that GMG are trying to get away with devaluing CDP's hard work for their own profits?

    What do you expect CDP to do? Run out of Witcher stock in their own country? Restrict Keys by region? Close the market? No, all they do, is ask for help.

    CDP won't do anything more than that because they have morals and all they can do is kindly request of fans NOT to do this. Meanwhile GMG is the snickering troll playing the good guy, and managing to pull it off because all you want is the cheaper price and ragging on CDP.


    Good job fellow gaming enthousiasts. One of the only caring developers/distributors in this industry finds itself painted into a corner, asks for help and you're throwing rocks at it. Ever thought that CDP might needs to be more like EA/Activision BECAUSE of this? That you might be helping that along?
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