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  • Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

  • Skirlasvoud 19/01/2017

    @vert1go Internet connectivity, yes. Approaches on how to deal with the internet itself, no. Reply +5
  • Skirlasvoud 19/01/2017

    @neuroniky

    "if Nintendo had used the same software used by anybody else to copy a NES cartridge to PC, wouldn't have got the same exact result?"

    Using the exact same software to copy is kind of the point. Because the old roms are so archaic, you need to reverse engineer the process first, before you can copy. It requires effort. And because it's a bit messy, the work is unique for everyone attempting it - much like a fingerprint. Nintendo managed to do it in such a way, that the result has the exact same fingerprint on it as a pirate who did it years ago. That's very suspect.

    Nintendo didn't put in the effort to reverse engineer their copy. They blatantly nicked the work off a pirate.
    Reply +17
  • Skirlasvoud 19/01/2017

    I believe this. They've barely figured out that the internet exist and Kimishimi is still chasing teens and their "youtube" off his lawn with DMCA carpet bombing.

    Wouldn't know the difference between homebrew emulation and an original cartridge if Mario climbed out and kicked them in the plumbing.
    Reply -1
  • Watch: Johnny makes the sinner's sandwich from Deadly Premonition

  • Skirlasvoud 18/01/2017

    Mr. Johnny Chiodini. Making judgements based on two bites, is always a sign of bad game reviewers. So says Mr. Skirlasvoud. Reply +1
  • Intel Kaby Lake: Core i7 7700K review

  • Skirlasvoud 15/01/2017

    @Fake_Blood They don't need to lower their prices. There's no other equivalent on the market. Where else are you going to go?

    Lack of competition is making this hardware expensive.
    Reply +17
  • Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

  • Skirlasvoud 13/01/2017

    Really like the European version. Gives me more of a "rich adventure" vibe. I'm also more partial to colour and a breezy atmosphere than I am grey reflection like every other military shooter. To me colour doesn't equate simplicity and a lack of serious engagement.
    I'd be more likely to pick up the EU version and give the jewelcase a curious glance, than I would the US version if both were next to each other.

    Don't think you're overestimating it Wesley. I think Nintendo is onto something towards how each market works.
    Reply +1
  • Watch: Here's how switching the Nintendo Switch works

  • Skirlasvoud 13/01/2017

    Those tiny little side controllers and my huge Sasquatch hands...

    I'm happy to see/hope to see that bigger controller coming with it. Really interested, especially if Bayonetta will be on it. It's either the Switch or a PS4 if I'm going to get a console.
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  • Watch: Ian plays 90 minutes of Gravity Rush 2, forgets which way is up

  • Skirlasvoud 10/01/2017

    @OneClassyBloke

    That's what I figured after thinking about it for a while! Thought you meant it in a fashion sense, or one of sentimentality.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/01/2017

    @OneClassyBloke

    You need a reason? Aaawww. /puts scarf away
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 10/01/2017

    I think forgetting which way is up is exactly what this game sets out to do. :D I'm sorry right now I'm restricting myself to just the PC, reasons being both this and Horizon Zero. Reply 0
  • Frog Fraction 2 is real, it's here, but is it any good?

  • Skirlasvoud 06/01/2017

    I'm actually rather fond of Glittermitten Grove. Too bad it's price and scope are handicapped by the presence of FF2 Reply 0
  • The 50 most exciting games of 2017

  • Skirlasvoud 06/01/2017

    No Pyre on the list? Come on, it's from the makers of Bastion and Transistor. Pure should be on there if it's even half as good. Reply 0
  • At the moment, Astroneer is a fascinating inversion of typical sci-fi wonder

  • Skirlasvoud 03/01/2017

    Don't forget about Subnautica, which is actualiteit very similar in idea and execution, but a couple of dozen to thousands of feet under the ocean. Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky changed the video game hype train forever

  • Skirlasvoud 27/12/2016

    I think the message of this article is over ambitious. Like Monyleux, the industry won't change. It says it'll listen and has learned its lesson, but it will keep doing it as long as gamers are pre-ordering idiots who defend the product they're excited for. Reply 0
  • Stephen's Sausage Roll review

  • Skirlasvoud 25/12/2016

    This site is awesome. I love you guys. Happy Christmas! Reply +5
  • Watch: We made Stephen's Sausage Roll for real

  • Skirlasvoud 25/12/2016

    Putting sausage meat into a sausage roll makes a fairly decent meal. Who'da thunk it?

    Then again, Johnny has put pork into a fair decent amount of these recipes. Pork makes everything palpable. :p
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  • 2016 was all about the little details

  • Skirlasvoud 24/12/2016

    For me, 2016 was about games taking old ideas and reiterating on them with a high degree of polish. So yeah, detail! My eurogamer top 5 was full of them.

    Dishonored 2 reiterated on the first, Thief, the stealth genre and level design.
    Zombie Terror redid Lemmings in a fresh new way.
    Space Run galaxy too everything out of Tower defence it could.
    Civ 6 changed up its formula incrementally.
    Overwatch... Well, it's Blizzard, it always does this: take old ideas and near perfect them.

    2016 didn't so much give us a brand new game that jumps out in the mind, as firmly and quitly move the goalposts forward on a lot of them. I enjoyed it!
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  • Can we talk about the ending of The Last Guardian?

  • Skirlasvoud 20/12/2016

    @Innes

    pining for each other? are you a furry? do you want inter species relations? Man and nature should never mix and the sooner you sjws stop anthromorphising animals, the better.
    Hush. You're getting in the way of me imagining Trico laying an adult version of the boy across a rock with his tush in the air and then pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it. Pounding it.

    All us SJW's are right now. I know because we're in video conference right now, coming up with nefarious plots against you.
    Reply +2
  • Starcraft artist is helping design an actual manned mech

  • Skirlasvoud 20/12/2016

    Starcraft? You go to Starcraft for mech designs? How about existing fictional universes that put at least a modicum of realism and thought behind their sci-fi? Gundam, BattleTech?

    What kind of technology company would be crazy enough to...

    Korean technology company
    Oh... the one where Starcraft is the National Sport.
    Reply +3
  • The amazing story of how Lionhead silenced a troll who threatened the studio

  • Skirlasvoud 15/12/2016

    @Sagara_Sousuke_x

    I had also NOT expected for these in-article things to be features TWICE in the same article and WITH bloody pictures. This is quite a bit worse than I'm okay with.
    Reply +3
  • We've added a new article recommendation system to Eurogamer

  • Skirlasvoud 15/12/2016

    @wyp100 Whow! Hold the presses! I've just seen the first application of this system and you do it TWICE within the same article?

    WITH PICTURES?

    No. Nonononono! You get to do it only once! Only twice for when it's a 20+ paragraph article. And text only! Pictures are HUGELY distracting.
    Reply +3
  • Skirlasvoud 14/12/2016

    Not a huge fan of targeted infotisement, but as long as Eurogamer doesn't track my site habit, I'm fine with this. Things like Youtube and Google building a dossier on me is kinda creepy, but that's not what I'm getting from this article, so I'm happy.

    Must say though, I don't think this is for me. You're kinda underestimating how often I'm on here. :-P It's hard to sneak an article by without me knowing. Overdoing it might get on my nerve fast if not done in a subtle way.
    Reply +19
  • Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

  • Skirlasvoud 14/12/2016

    @porkface

    Cheers porkface!
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  • Skirlasvoud 13/12/2016

    @porkface

    Let us know if you're still updating by tomorrow. I want to know if I get the chance to include Space Run galaxy before the deadline.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/12/2016

    @porkface The list needs Space Run Galaxy. Excellent little tower defence title. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15 is a decent attempt at an impossible job

  • Skirlasvoud 14/12/2016

    Never managed to get my hands on 12, but I will defend to the death 4-9 for their story and character development. Yes, even 5 and 8, conceited as that may be, because I want to remember that consequential order as flawless.

    Any formula that Martin comes up with, not naming FF7, is inherently flawed.

    Somewhat related, love this video:


    Wonder how FF15 places...
    Reply +1
  • Win one of 10 free PC games including Doom, Dishonored 2, Civ 6 and Mafia 3

  • Skirlasvoud 13/12/2016

    @max75

    A simple article. I think it's the most non-intrusive way they have of advertisement. At least this isn't everywhere or in your face. The moment you see Jelly Deals or Game Bundle in the title, just stay away.

    For now, I approve.
    Reply +5
  • Skirlasvoud 13/12/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper

    I've found that UBlock origin blocks these things with no questions asked. You might need to tweak Adblock to tell it that Taboola/Revcontent REALLY aren't acceptable, regardless of how much it is paying Adblock to seem acceptable.
    Reply +10
  • Watch: Steep makes you sound extremely creepy

  • Skirlasvoud 12/12/2016

    I'm with Carmagainagain. There's nothing creepy about it but the music Johnny added. You need to strain REALLY hard to find this creepy.

    Besides. Canadians. The accent makes them about as threatening as maple syrup.
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  • Pewdiepie hits 50m subscribers, claims he'll delete channel today

  • Skirlasvoud 09/12/2016

    @TheFirstDoor

    So... erm... wasn't it pretty obvious to most people that he wasn't going to go through with it on his main channel and was all a ploy for attention?
    In the normal world, when someone says he'll do something, people expect they'll do it. Unless they're below the age of 12. Children are exempt. Going on te delete you secondary account, is humor at about that same level and lower.

    Does youtube culture operate in the sort of alternate reality where this is okay?

    This just reminds me of Farage all over again. Echo chambers upon echo chambers of nonsense.
    How does it remind you? We should stop taking each other serious, including the politicians? We're all out for a piss and a larf and nothing matters?
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 09/12/2016

    Congratulation Pew. I went from giving you the benefit of the doubt to hating you from the bottom of my heart.

    Your primary playground tantrums are neither funny, nor a thing of moral activism since you psyche out at the last minute.

    Seriously, what do people see in this guy? He has the wit of a 12 year old.
    Reply +3
  • Skirlasvoud 09/12/2016

    Yeah, I don't get his videos. Even the older, "mature", ones. It appears to me that he makes random serious statements, about things like his whiteness, or making less than 2 million views, then turns around and treats it like a joke with a silly editing effect.

    I'm not surprised that people take him out of context, when he can't decide between being a comedian or an activist. Whenever you criticize him it's just a joke and when you praise him it's all serious dawg.

    He comes across to me as insincere. If he has a point, it's muddled in melodramatic acting and goofing around.
    You can't defend yourself as just joking around and you can't expect to be taken seriously, when you do neither thing well enough. Comedy is an art, requiring enough intelligence to clue the audience in on it. Making a thoughtful statement requires reasoning. Pewdie does neither to any high degree and just muddles about like a random troll dancing doing both things half-assed.

    Dunno, maybe I just don't understand the humor.
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 09/12/2016

    @Raiftel Totalbiscuit? Yeah, from time to time. Jim Sterling? Jim a Drama Queen?

    What's your definition of Drama Queen then? Anyone with a youtube channel and something to say? I think 90% of Youtube, if not the world is a drama queen then.
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  • Final Fantasy 15's story is being patched

  • Skirlasvoud 07/12/2016

    @GreyBeard

    Yeah, that's because public criticism - I dare say negative opinion - of a creative product didn't exist before the internet. Shakespeare, Tolkien, Dr.Seuss, Citizen Kane, Mozart and Hitchcock were universally loved and had ABSOLUTELY NO DETRACTORS whatsoever.

    Along comes the internet, allowing just anyone to speak up suddenly criticism was born. It's a worrying development to be sure. We should burn down the internet so eliminate criticism and go back to the good old days where everyone liked everything. Remember those days, where nobody complained?
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 07/12/2016

    Oh, this bodes well. The story has so much confidence, is so integral to the game, that it can be patched in or up at whim. Aoife was right.

    I know I'm bitching here. Developer makes mistake, developer admits mistake, developer patches mistake and I use that as an excuse to moan. Still, isn't story line integral to the entire FF experience?
    Reply +2
  • "She can't understand how someone she's never met would be so kind"

  • Skirlasvoud 07/12/2016

    Y'think Eurogamer would have done the same if the dad posted in our neck of the woods? Reply +1
  • Death Stranding will use Guerrilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn engine

  • Skirlasvoud 03/12/2016

    @Binba442 Actually, us Dutch folk were the only ones allowed to trade with Japan because we weren't so hot on Jesus.
    The whole falling out with the Catholic Hapsburg and the iconoclast meant that we knew a thing or two about Religious Freedom... like shutting our piehole when there's profit to be made instead of throwing bibles at people.

    We have a saying in Dutch: "The merchant comes before the reverent."
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda developers reassure fans after trailer sparks animation concerns

  • Skirlasvoud 02/12/2016

    We'll be polishing the game until they take it from our cold, dead hands.
    Oh good, just like they did Mass Effect 3 to rush the ending. I'm relieved.
    Reply +1
  • Watch this Dishonored 2 villain meet his end in 80 ways

  • Skirlasvoud 29/11/2016

    Welcome to the final mystery Jindosh!

    It takes a very special person to take that much pleasure out of killing a single person that many times. Bless him. Good to see Sir Isaac Newton being as prolific as ever too.
    Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 15 review

  • Skirlasvoud 28/11/2016

    @BlackFlower

    I hear ya. Still - and I might be completely mistaken here - knowing that the preferences of your reviewer are similar to yours, helps a great deal in knowing whether you'll like the product or not, even though it might be biased because of it.

    Well noted though.
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 28/11/2016

    @AoifeLockhart Thanks for the the heartfelt review Aoife. I'm a major fan of the previous instalments and whenever the series was discussed on Eurogamer, you were as perhaps one of the biggest Final Fantasy fans on this sites alongside it, right down to the last name.

    Halfway through the text I scrolled down and was happy to find none other than you doing the review. It's fitting and I'm happy you did it. Don't think the staff here had anyone more suitable, if not flat out the industry in general.

    This review feels like something of a punch to the gut, but I'm sure you were none to happy dishing it out either.

    What up YouTube it's your boy Prompto, here in Hammerhead with some jam!
    :D Cheers love, needed that.

    Let's hope the remake and further instalments turn out for the better...
    /Keeps hugging old FF 5-9 collection
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  • No Man's Sky studio breaks silence, announces base building and more in huge Foundation update

  • Skirlasvoud 27/11/2016

    @djarcas Seeing other people's bases and work would actually be a really cool addition, I agree, but seeing as how you wouldn't even see each other in the base game, I'd hold my breath. Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 25/11/2016

    Is base building actually one of the things that people wanted? Can't remember that being in the PR materials.

    ... And what use is it? If there is like a quadrillion planets and a fresh batch for every time you reach the centre, then a "foundation" in a game about mobile travel is about as useful as ankle chaining a kitchen sink to a desert nomad.
    Reply +78
  • Watch: 7 game characters who should definitely avoid being in a stealth game, thanks

  • Skirlasvoud 26/11/2016

    Come on Ian, main characters only.

    Serious Sam? Sure. The Beheaded Kamikaze and other secondary characters? We'd be making lists to the end of time!

    And then you move on to Mike. You're neither being serious, nor funny. :confused:
    Reply +4
  • Steam now has its own audience-voted GOTY awards

  • Skirlasvoud 24/11/2016

    @enigma I'm a huge Thief fan. I've kept track of the whereabouts and projects of the Looking Glass studio people ever since that developer went defunct. It was a toss up between Ion Storm and after a while, only Arkane for my continued Thief hopes.

    I knew, had hoped for and had anticipated dishonored with the very project announcement, first artwork and screenshots they put up and was a major fan even before the game was released, or given exposure by gaming media, by projecting my fondness for thief upon it. That was even back when they were still deciding between Japan and London.

    I'm usually pretty late with this stuff, mostly hopping on the train with the rest of the crowd. With dishonored however, I was one of the first in line, sleeping bag and all.
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 24/11/2016

    Get ready for pages of reviews that say nothing more than "I wrote this to get the badge
    Heh.. guilty as charged.

    Still!

    Test of Time: Final Fantasy 7
    I'm not crying: Brothers, tale of two sons
    Just 5 more minutes: Civ 5
    Wooaaa! Dude!: Undertale
    Villain needs a hug: Super Meatboy
    Game within Game: Witcher 3
    Hipster Award: Dishonored
    Best use of Farm Animal: Guacamelee!
    Most committed developer: Renowned Explorers

    I'm a sucker for these kinds of things and Valve reads me like an open book. Not badges, lists!
    Reply +1
  • Black Friday deals for Wednesday 23rd November

  • Skirlasvoud 23/11/2016

    @brokedownsystem

    It's a running gag on this site. We've misspelled it once and by god we're sticking with it!
    Reply +4
  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • Skirlasvoud 21/11/2016

    Like the wagging appendage of a real-life canine, Watch Dogs 2 publisher Ubisoft is hoping its game's sales will have a long tail.
    My dog's wagging appendage has different concerns, like food, chasing squirrels, getting belly rubs and the Dangling Participle in the article, but NOT Watch Dog 2's sales.
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  • Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel cancelled

  • Skirlasvoud 19/11/2016

    Eventually, it's my theory that all story driven gaming companies get a major fetish for their own lore since they spend so much time drawing so much inspiration out of it to continue development with passion.

    While doing so however, they get so intimate with the lore that they develop a relationship with it that makes sense to only themselves and their fans. It REALLY prevents their ability to create a spin-off product that can stand on its own and have value for anyone on the outside.

    Blizzard does it. Squaresoft did it.

    Whenever a gaming company wants to tap into anything other than short movies or perhaps a few comics and they want creative control? Run for the hills unless you're a passionate fan.


    Doesn't explain why they'd cancel the comic though. Those can work.
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  • Skirlasvoud 19/11/2016

    @SkeletronFace

    Blizz already made a movie. It sucked.
    Reply +1