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  • Video: Games that made us feel like terrible people

  • Skirlasvoud 04/03/2015

    Wait, Johnny? From Gamespot? He's with "us" now? Great news! Loved him over at Gamespot! Reply 0
  • Homeworld Remastered review

  • Skirlasvoud 04/03/2015

    @Ionz0r

    Sins and Homeworld are in completely different genres.

    Sins is a 4x empire building game in space.
    Homeworld is an RTS in space.

    Sins is set across entire star system has a focus on capturing worlds, developing planets, creating a trade, resource, civilian and military infrastructure, supporting a standing fleet and sending it out to defend chokepoints and attacking enemy borders. Combat is simpler than in Homeworld. Send fleets to the same gravity well and they can pretty much duke it out on a 2D field by themselves. Only the consistency, numbers, amount of tech researched and the experience points/levels of the capital ships matter. The Empire aspect is as important as the fleet battle aspect. If you lose an engagement, a strong empire can simply rebuild their fleet in a matter of minutes.

    Homeworld focusses completely on a single fleet and is set completely within a single location per battle, rather than entire galaxies. The location is in 3D and how you position and use individual units is critical to the entire fight, right down to targeting specific components on enemy cruisers. If you leave your units to fight by themselves, they'll lose to strategy. Even though Sins battles can be larger and impressive on a matter of scale, they are a bit statistical. Conversely, it's details that are sweetest in homeworld. In Sins, the main battery of a capital ship just adds to the swirling chaos. In Homeworld, it's awesome to see the broadside of a destroyer and the impact is meaty. If you lose your fleet, it's over and you need to run a new game.


    It's a choice between being fleet commander (Homeworld) or Emperor of the Universe (Sins)
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  • WOW: player reaches level 90 as neither Horde nor Alliance

  • Skirlasvoud 04/03/2015

    Switzerland should make him into an honorary citizen to recognize the achievement.

    (I thought someone already made the remark. Can't find it though...)
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  • Knights of Pen & Paper 2 gets a release date

  • Skirlasvoud 02/03/2015

    You play a bunch of people playing as a group of fantasy heroes - a game within a game. That allows plenty of tongue-in-cheek pokes at the RPG genre.
    I instantly think back to South Park: Stick of truth with that description, but I'd love to check this one out as well.
    I didn't even own a smartphone back when the original was released. Happy to see it coming to PC.
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  • Dracula unbound: The story behind the first 18 certificated video game

  • Skirlasvoud 01/03/2015

    "I remember they dressed in Victorian Garb..."

    Sounds like they dressed up for the occasion of reviewing a Dracula game.

    Wonderful insight, actually pushing for an 18 rating, but having the media and public perception actually hurt their efforts more than it helps. I might be naive, but it's so hard to tell these days if games actually want their higher age rating. Hatred certainly does, but for others its a tightrope act of availability vs PR; the effects of wich this article showcases well.
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  • Riot boss regrets reaction to League of Legends SpectateFaker case

  • Skirlasvoud 28/02/2015

    @Zaiz

    I was with you from dislike of e-sports to sports not being amateur pastimes anymore, until you started making assumptions about the type of people who play games.
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  • Fable Legends is free-to-play

  • Skirlasvoud 26/02/2015

    Fable was never that great to begin with. This just drives the nails in. Reply +14
  • Video: The Best Sex I've Ever Had (In Games)

  • Skirlasvoud 23/02/2015

    I'm still unsure what this article defines as sex done well.

    Is it when it has a lot of humor in it and it doesn't take it too seriously?
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  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • Skirlasvoud 23/02/2015

    "Now we're trying to sort through the post-viral emotions of people hating on Henry, calling me a bad parent for letting him play this game, that we're stupid..."
    Good job Internet. Surely any victim needs to be taught an extra harsh lesson by a follow up beating.
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  • Sexy housekeeper sim Sunset debuts gameplay in new trailer

  • Skirlasvoud 21/02/2015

    Alright! Housekeeper Sim!

    *Leaves dishes in the sink and floor un-vacuumed to check out where to pre-order*
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  • Darkest Dungeon might not be fun, but it is fascinating

  • Skirlasvoud 16/02/2015

    Good article and sums up my own feelings after seeing playthroughs as well. Love the atmosphere but, I'm not at all sure how long it will carry the game foreward.

    Then again, did hack and slash games Diablo do anything more just dumping conveyor belts of enemies on your hero?

    I'm sure I'm going to love Darkest Dungeon, simply on merit of finding loot and leveling up alone, just like I have many of the hack and slash games that came before it. All I need to do now is hope it will be better than that and truly distinguish itself.
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  • Raven's Cry review

  • Skirlasvoud 13/02/2015



    Eurogamer? Japan called. They want their flag back.
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  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • Skirlasvoud 12/02/2015

    Whow, I've been watching old episodes of Law & Order in my home country and I loved those.

    Does Law & Order really take that much of a nosedive later on?
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Skirlasvoud 12/02/2015

    @Stuvok

    Because that is Eurogamer's opinion. That is the identity and the taste of the people running the site.

    I agree, Bayonetta 2 rocked. And I think Grown Home is more essential than Sunless Sea.

    However, there's no arguing recommendation and opinion. The best you can do is read the review to find out why and wonder if your taste is the same as Eurogamer's.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/02/2015

    Why are the comments down much more flavored against the new scoring system then those up? It seems that people who reguraly visit Eurogamer are fine with the change and those that do sporadically are against it. Interesting...

    EDIT: Thousandth!
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    @CptBritannica

    I'd like to think that taking the time to do research is instrumental in being a good consumer. Going in blindly is almost as bad as relying on review scores and if you can't be arsed to research than you're taking the responsibility of possible disappointment yourself and not the developer or the media.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    I'm just commenting now because I feel that this article should get more than a 1000 comments.

    I think they need a pro and con box to make it known what is exactly good about the game, or bad.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015





    A new chapter in Eurogamer history starts.

    Let's see metacritic "weighted average" them apples.
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  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    I always saw Monyleux as a kind-hearted, passionate individual simply had some difficulty reigning himself in. I have an uncle like that. Tall stories the size of skyscrapers. Take with pinch of salt and behind all the bluster is a likable individual who means well.

    After this article however? Ouch. Having a real hard time thinking positively of Molyneux now. He sounds like a narcissistic douchebag, but having grown up with the types, he probably can't even help himself. He clearly doesn't have the personal responsibility to have his name mean anything and putting any stock in him is harmful. Sadly, people should now better since Monyleux can't be expected to.
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  • Grow Home review

  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    @matseffect

    Me too! I had half expected the giant plant to drain the life out of the rest of the planet, or that the spaceship was going to fly home without me now that BUD was redundant. That is new home was the one he had just grown.

    But nope, just a cheery, lighthearted game from beginning to end. Refreshing really.
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  • Live from 4pm: Q&A with Eurogamer's editor

  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Spamdangled

    Interesting. I was wondering why Taboola had managed to pierce my Addblock protection a few months ago. Entire pages were blank, except for Taboola.
    Don't fret though, they only paid to get whitelisted under the standard rules that most Addblock users use. You can still raise the bar to restrict all advertisement including taboola with a few tweaks.
    Still, that article made me sad. Thanks for linking it.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Ionz0r

    How would the playstation system cope?
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Ah, oh well. Nice of him to drop by. :) Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Still wondering (alongside others) if there's going to be a pro & con box now, or an additional breakdown of why the game got its rating, now that the score is gone. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    I'd like to restate: Yes there's still a few niggles with Eurogamer, like the wording of the new ratings, the destiny articles, layout, etc. However as much as we'd like to turn this into the perfect site, there really is none and the kinks give the site its identity and character. I can get used to the new rating.

    Latest changes just make EG have more of the identity I want it to have. ;)
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Thanks Oli.

    I'll continue to invest time in finding a way to make Tabolaa the blocked exception within the unblocked exception that is Eurogamer. Keep up the good work and well done.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Oh whow, you brought my remark up. Thanks Oli. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Hah! Nice one, but I think Milestone is an even more loaded term than Essential. Gets closer to the truth though. I don't exactly see something like Sunless Sea as either "Essential" or a "Milestone" though. It's 10/10 good, but not any of the terms above. Let's just agree it's a tricky subject but that this is a step in the right direction for the good of the reviewing and gaming industry. Now we just need to argue semantics. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @spamdangled
    Alright so maybe the wording is not the best, but I think the amount of passing time and current events will allow the term essential to encompass more games. The invention of fire can be seen as less essential to our current society than the steamengine because one is more complex and contemporary, but both have a valid claim.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    "Seperate marks for graphics, gameplay, story, online etc?"
    "a short summary of Pros and Cons"

    Love it!
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer No unbiased reviews exist. Bias like stand-out moments will remain. The trick to being a consumer is, is knowing who reviewed the gamer, figuring out the bias (like Oli and Blizzard products), what the game did to make the score so high and decide if you have similar tastes.
    I still think that some sort of rating should remain though. If only for Eurogamer to generate some buzz and make its identity clear.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    The day anyone creates a site that just links to the game reviews without doing anything with the score, is the day they replaced Metacritic for me.
    Wonder if that already exists...
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    "Metacritic is a very useful tool for gamers."

    Whow, there's something I never expected any real gamer to ever say.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    I'd like to ban Taboola from running adds on Eurogamer. You can have my addblock exception once that site is gone. I'm in a reading state once I finish an article. I don't need to ambushed by attention-demanding words like "Secret" "Shocking" and "Medical" along with the pictures. It's not right. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Physically_Insane Doubly so on a site like eurogamer where you have to read I can imagine. One of the reasons I would like to use addblock. I can simply focus on the text more without distraction. Reply 0
  • Towerfall is adding an Anita Sarkeesian skin

  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Burchmore500

    make me feel like supporting her even though
    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
    - Evelyn Beatrice Hall

    Freedom of Speech is a drag, but I feel the same. Sarkeesian's views have little value to me, but she's a neccesary evil to detox the debate and make it possible versus even worse elements. If we drop her because of what she says, then we slam the door shut for anyone who might have said it better.
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  • Runescape player swatted in front of 60K Twitch viewers

  • Skirlasvoud 09/02/2015

    @SwissEvans

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  • GDC preview: Windows 10 vs SteamOS

  • Skirlasvoud 07/02/2015

    @samharper

    Hey you're right! Amazing! But wait:

    *Uninstalls old-fashioned game*

    *Clicks on desktop Shortcut*

    *Game won't load*

    Oh my god! The rabbit hole goes even deeper!


    In all seriousness though, I get what you're saying now and I hadn't considered Steam actually being a form of DRM before, so thanks for the retort.
    However, I can then continue to claim that everything is DRM right down to the cash register in my brick and mortar store and a lack of free space on my hard drive. Even that restricts my access to a product in some way.

    I think the debatable line for what is unwanted DRM Anno 2015 is whether or not you require the internet and that makes Steam escape my definition of it.

    You're right though. Thanks for clearing that up. Your point has given me some food for thought.
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  • Skirlasvoud 07/02/2015

    @vert1go

    What the hell is this Valve DRM people keep talking about?

    *Unplugs internet cable*

    *Starts up steam game just fine and plays for a while*

    *Puts internet cable back in*

    Nope, no DRM there. Where the hell is this mythical Valve DRM?
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  • Video: Watch us fall out of the sky in Grow Home

  • Skirlasvoud 06/02/2015

    It's a lovely, short and relaxing game, well worth the price of admission. I love the vertical progression, even though the climbing for collectibles can sometimes get a little jarring. Reply +3
  • Sunless Sea review

  • Skirlasvoud 06/02/2015

    @Water1111

    uh huh, and it gets a 10/10.
    Irrelevant, as is the score and everything else about the review. The moment Eurogamer ran the disclaimer, was the moment it became your responsibility as a discerning human being to make of the review what you wanted, instead of use the leniency that was generously given to you to complain and don the tin foil hat.
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo clarifies YouTube revenue share program, asks users to delete non-Nintendo videos

  • Skirlasvoud 05/02/2015

    Nintendo has also apologised for a slow start on approvals in general, something it blamed on a larger than predicted response.
    Trust me Nintendo, I'm as shocked as you are.
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  • Sunless Sea emerges from Early Access this Friday

  • Skirlasvoud 05/02/2015

    @meepmeep

    They've been building up to the 6th of Feb for months now for as far as I can tell, carefully nailing down the basics before polishing since January.

    I've high hopes this is a product of love coming into the station with the punctuality of a swiss watch.
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  • Skirlasvoud 05/02/2015

    I've been looking forward to this. Love the Cthulu-esque concept and they kept a meticulously held planning schedule up to release. Haven't had any interest in many early access products, but this was certainly one of the better looking ones I've seen.
    They only thing that kept me from going in early, is because I was so looking forward to it that I only wanted to savour the completed product instead of spoil the appetite on beta appetizers. I guess its the curse of making your early access too good when it comes to types like me. Definitely a day one purchase.

    As an aside, they made the "Last Court" mini-game for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's text-heavy, but the writing is wonderful for those looking for a deeper, slower and more meaningful literary jaunt down a rich world.
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  • League of Legends tournament openly discriminates against LGBT players

  • Skirlasvoud 04/02/2015

    "each team will be allowed to have a maximum of one Gay/Transgendered woman for the entirety of the tournament day."
    I want to be there when Garena asks for proof.
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  • The next Sonic game is Sonic Runners

  • Skirlasvoud 03/02/2015

    "Right! That's it team Sonic! Sonic boom doomed the series! Time to drive the nails into the coffin!" Reply 0
  • Blizzard makes Warcraft 3 assets available in StarCraft 2

  • Skirlasvoud 03/02/2015

    Used to be that developers sank their own funds and effort into producing games. Then with Early access, they put in the effort but started to expect that consumers fund the game for them.
    Blizzard now does the next best thing and assumes the consumer to make their own games for them.

    Its great that they're releasing assets, and engaging the consumer like this. I think they're aware there's people making this unofficial Sequel. However, if they are, then this tells me they're not planning on working on Warcraft any time soon.
    You don't release a boatload of assets for people to tinker with, only to start working on a product that makes all of it outdated in the short term.

    Don't like Blizzard games, but I really respect them for this move.
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  • Planetside 2's record-breaking battle was an eSports moment worth savouring

  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2015

    @D0cs

    Awesome! Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2015

    I pictured this map with troop strength and arrows signifying vectors of attack for the entire lower half of this article. They should have hired the team who made the battlefield TV series to narrate it. It would have been awesome.

    I wonder if all three sides employed something of a battlefield commander to keep track of the bigger pictures, or if all of this was just organic chaos coming from self-proclaimed field lieutenants focused on whatever stretch of field lay before them.

    That would be my ultimate dream... a RTS/shooter hybrid where an RTS player recommends movements and objectives with keyboard and mouse, to an army of FPS players across a large area.
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  • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons free with Xbox Games with Gold in February

  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2015

    I'd say that this makes it almost - but not quite - worth it to buy an X-box + subscription, but only because it's Brothers. Reply 0