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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda is heavily discounted on Xbox One and PC

  • SonicUk 16/08/2017

    39 quid on xbox (as long as you've PAID 40 quid ontop of that for xbox live)? "Heavily discounted" indeed. I paid less than that for a proper physical copy on launch. Reply +4
  • For Honor to get dedicated servers

  • SonicUk 28/07/2017

    What it should have gotton was the promised ability to play offline in single player from the start (as it should be). As a result what Ubisoft don't get is my money (along with any other publisher that pulls the same stunt). Reply 0
  • Echo is a mind-boggling sci-fi game which pits you against yourself

  • SonicUk 28/07/2017

    Physical copy or download only? Reply 0
  • Switch Minecraft's 1080p patch improves more than just resolution

  • SonicUk 27/07/2017

    @smelly - Just calling it as I see it. Reply +5
  • SonicUk 27/07/2017

    @smelly - Thats true. However, it's still more than a little hypocritical of eurogamer to try and spin it as a positive when they slammed other games on other platforms for the exact same thing. The Nintendo pandering on this site since the switch launched has just gotton to ridiculous levels. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 27/07/2017

    Hold up. In the recent Df Elite Frontier console analysis they described 40-60fps as "jarring" but somehow on the Switch its acceptable? More than that, they're (as usual) going as far to describe another shortcoming as a positive?!?? Whats jarring is the extent to which Ninten...sorry, I mean "Euro"gamer will go to to defend Nintendo at every turn. Reply +2
  • You have to pre-order Destiny 2 to get one of its exotic weapons at launch

  • SonicUk 27/07/2017

    So, once again an incomplete game ships that has not only had bits ripped out of it pre launch, but the publishers once again have the fucking cheek to talk about in great detail exactly what those bits are. THIS SHOULD BE ON THE FUCKING DISC. This kind of SHIT might have become the accepted norm by many, but this is one gamer immune to such underhanded anti-consumer crap and will always speak out against publisher bullshit. Reply -7
  • Nintendo Switch shipped an impressive 4.7m in four months

  • SonicUk 26/07/2017

    Shipped, not sold. Lets see some actual sales figures. Reply -2
  • GTA 5 tops UK physical game sales chart for first half of 2017

  • SonicUk 26/07/2017

    How the eff is Gta 5 STILL the best selling game in 2017!!??? Are people buying 20 copies each or something? Reply +13
  • How Pokémon Go's disastrous first fan gathering undid months of goodwill

  • SonicUk 26/07/2017

    @Tekmerc - I was using the term sarcastically but yes I may have got the meaning wrong (I've edited my post now). In any case, that kind of behaviour is the sort of thing I'd expect a spoilt child to display, not a full grown adult. Seriously, whats wrong with people? Reply +1
  • SonicUk 26/07/2017

    Throwing bottles at presenters (or anyone else for that matter) is disgusting and completely unacceptable. I hope the person responsible was kicked out immediately. It's hardly a massive problem that you cannot get any cell coverage or be able to play a game for a while. Reply 0
  • Bungie says it's already tuned Destiny 2 to address some of the biggest beta concerns

  • SonicUk 24/07/2017

    The beta was ok. The two story missions I actually quite enjoyed but as soon as I started the strike it just felt like the same recycled stuff all over again. You even fight the exact same enemies in very similar feeling areas as you did in the first game. I'd happily buy the game for the single player campaign only, as the first game never really had a proper story driven campaign, but as it has always online drm I'm out. Reply 0
  • Destiny 2 beta players have already glitched their way into a hidden location

  • SonicUk 19/07/2017

    Friday eurogamer. It's available friday the 21st for everyone else, not thursday as you keep stating in your articles. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch Online app launches for iPhone, Android

  • SonicUk 19/07/2017

    What a collossal clusterfuck of epic proportions. The dreamcast had integrated voice chat on the console itself back in the early noughties, let alone the original xbox and later consoles. Why Nintendo feel the need to force people to use a phone for voip in 2017 (which most children don't have - instantly alienating 50% of your userbase) is beyond me. Perhaps they need every inch of processing power the switch has, so have to farm out voip to other devices, but if that's the case why would people not already use better, well proven solutions such as skype? This makes no sense and is just yet another example of nintendo's backwards and out of touch thinking. Reply +9
  • How developers really deal with bugs

  • SonicUk 19/07/2017

    What about the games that have released a couple of years ago, unfinished, and to this day are still not fixed? Recently I played Bf4 campaign and there's a part on the third level where you have to swim, but there is a known bug that has never been fixed that feels as though you're swimming against a current and cannot get past a certain point. I eventually took to the forums looking for a solution and some people have had success with swimming with their back against a wall and then pushing forward. This did work for me eventually but took me over 30 minutes in total to swim about 20 metres. This has been a known bug since day one and STILL to this day has not been fixed. I get the impression that once the big publishers have your money they really aren't interested in fixing their broken games and only do it if they can be bothered.

    I had a similar issue with Bf3 where a machine gun nest on the Operation Guillotine level needs to be destroyed, but after destroying it the next objective doesn't update. Again, to this day it's still not been addressed.

    Or what about the bug in Crysis 3 where the "cloak engaged" sound stops playing a few minutes after starting any save game/level until you restart the checkpoint? Again, never fixed.

    I don't remember too many bugs before the internet generation of consoles, although I did have one on my copy of Road Rash 2 which would crash the game once completing level 5 so the game could never be finished. Also, lost count of the amount of times I got stuck in walls on Sonic and had to wait for the timer to run out so I could restart from the nearest checkpoint! In those days though generally most games were more polished as you couldnt exactly patch it later.

    It worries me the way many games are released today in a broken/unfinished state with the attitude of "we've got your money so we'll patch it later, if we can be bothered". I think QA should be looked at with more scrutiny by the industry. It's impossible to catch every bug but I do think there should be repercussions for shipping your game when you know there are known, game breaking issues with it.
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  • Titanfall 2's co-op horde mode Frontier Defense drops next week

  • SonicUk 19/07/2017

    The single player campaign was epic (thank you devs for listening to fan feedback) and this is also one of the very few games I've enjoyed online (played the beta) against unknowns (usually I have less than zero interest in playing online) and surprisingly I wasn't too bad at it, I even won a couple of matches! I hope the increasingly large playerbase is enough to warrant a third game in the series. HOWEVER...as always I turn my nose up at transactions in a full priced retail game and just because people who pay have made it bad for all of us and it's become the norm, I will continue to speak out against such blatant publisher bullshit (especially when they are gameplay effecting such as here, with their xp bonus to people who pay). They tar an otherwise great game, so I'm glad I don't play the full games online modes and just replay the great single player. Reply -12
  • Sports Direct buys chunk of GAME

  • SonicUk 14/07/2017

    Scumbag, thug company buys other scumbag company. Both are well known for employing borderline illegal practices. I'd say they are a perfect match. Game are like a rancid turd that just won't flush. Hopefully they'll drag each other down the toilet this time. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Now's PS4 game performance analysed

  • SonicUk 14/07/2017

    Adsl?!?? Get with the times Eurogamer!

    Ps now is nothing more than a smokescreen for Sony's attempt to charge people to play games they already own, rather than provide proper backwards compatibility (the evidence started stacking up when they removed the ability to play Ps2 games on the Ps3 slim and super slim, and then by sheer coincidence Ps2 games started appearing on the Psn store around the same time). Sony are not the white knights of gaming they're often portrayed as, no corporation is. At the end of the day they only want your money so bear that in mind and you won't come unstuck. Glad I kept my Ps3 and Ps2.
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  • Xbox One update adds custom Gamerpics, co-streaming and more

  • SonicUk 14/07/2017

    Custom gamerpics? I can only imagine the kind of pics we'll be seeing...recipe for disaster right there!

    Please for the love of god Ms allow me to remap the triggers. The custom option is practically useless if you cant remap all the buttons/triggers. The Ps4 does it so why can't the xbox? Oh and please allow me to disable friend suggestions. I have no interest in adding xX016--1M@D1CkHE@D--610Xx and his ilk to my friends list and don't want to see or hear anything from other people I don't know (and don't wish to) in the trending now/social/whatever it's bloody called section either. I only want to see what people I know have been upto, on occasion. Is that so hard to implememt?
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  • Watch: Johnny cooks Sloop from Thief

  • SonicUk 14/07/2017

    Oh man. I've been slaving away all day making that slop.

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  • Four months on, BioWare still patching Mass Effect: Andromeda facial animations

  • SonicUk 10/07/2017

    Finished ths game playing as Femryder with the 1.6 and then halfway through updated to the 1.7 patch. What I noticed is although the patch notes only specified "facial animation" I also found Ryders face to look a lot more realistic and more and more feminine with each subsequent patch.

    I do think going open world for most of the game was a huge mistake and preffered the individual big level approach to level design from the original trilogy. The open world seemed to have been implemented just for the sake of padding the game out. I also hated the dynamic cover system and much preffered manually pressing a button to take cover. I do hope we see another Mass Effect at some point and that the bad decisions from Andromeda don't tar an overal excellent series, as I still enjoyed Andromeda but it could have been even better if the systems in place were left more like the first trilogy.
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  • The making of Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

  • SonicUk 10/07/2017

    Had this game on my Acorn Electron, uncensored cover, but never recieved any poster inside the box? I also remember it being rock hard (the game that is)! Was lucky if I made it past the first round. Never got any further than the second. Reply +1
  • City of Brass looks like Prince of Persia meets BioShock

  • SonicUk 07/07/2017

    Physical release (day one puchase) or download only (no-sale)? Need more details! Reply -6
  • ZeniMax faces lawsuit from singer Dion over Fallout 4 promo

  • SonicUk 07/07/2017

    Another day, another ridiculous lawsuit... Reply +1
  • eBay takes on SNES mini scalpers, pulls listings

  • SonicUk 06/07/2017

    @Wren-Rudo - I wasn't speaking about you specifically but as you mentioned it, Game have been charging a deposit since day one. It was 10 pounds originally which then went up to 50 a short while later. How did you get one without paying a deposit? Other places are selling it for 70 pounds while last time I looked Game are charging 85. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 06/07/2017

    @Wren-Rudo - They are just as bad. Their "upfront deposit" costs almost as much as the console itself, not to mention they're (as usual) the most expensive place selling them. Why go there when you can go to literally any other online retailer, preorder for free AND get the console cheaper? Reply 0
  • SonicUk 06/07/2017

    Good. No one should be denied their right to buy the console they want or be forced to get severely ripped off because of scamming scumbags. This kind of shit should be illegal. Reply 0
  • Maybe it's time for us to leave Sonic Team's take on its own series behind

  • SonicUk 06/07/2017

    An entire article dedicated to slagging off sonic (which I must point out sonic forces looks very simliar to sonic generations which was ace)? Well I never would have expected that from this site. Funny how you don't see the same treatment being dished out to Mario Rabbids - the worst Mario game ever. Oh I forgot, it's in nintendoga...sorry, I mean er, "euro"gamers top 5 of e3. How convenient. Seriously, the blatant nintendo bias/sucking up on this site over the last 6 months has become a joke and have lost the site all integrity/credability. Reply -18
  • GAME blames deep-rooted financial issues on Nintendo's lack of Switch stock

  • SonicUk 02/07/2017

    I walked in a Game store friday night as I was out and about and needed a good laugh. As expected, NOTHING has changed whatsoever since the last time they were in trouble. Secondha...sorry I mean er "preowned" games are the first thing you see right at the front of the store, priced astronomically high. The new games were relegated to a side panel half a metre wide and four shelves deep and again priced with rip off prices at least a tenner more than literally anywhere else. The rest of the store was full of secondhand games as well everywhere you looked. You actually had to go out of your way to find new games. Their despicable sales tactics were still in full force at the checkout and their paid for "Game exclusive" bullshit was plain to see as well. Thats without going into all the other shit they've pulled over the years. The place was full of their usual primary customers (clueless parents) who literally don't know any better and who Game prey on mercilessly. Disgusting.

    At this point I could write an essay containing all the other underhand, dirty and borderline illegal things Game have done over the years to piss me and other customers off but I'll simply say I walked out having had a good chuckle at thier business practices. The sooner these vultures disappear from the high street the better.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes spark pay-to-win fears

  • SonicUk 02/07/2017

    It's a sad state of affairs when most modern games from big publishers have basically been turned into digital slot machines. As if suddenly paying for the full (?) game isn't enough. This kind of SHIT belongs in Pay-To-Win mobile trash, not FULL PRICED retail games. Fucking disgusting. Reply +1
  • Don't trade in your Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition just yet

  • SonicUk 30/06/2017

    £42 at Game or £35 literally anywhere else. Decisions decisions...Whats worse is that Game are currently sold out (insert captain picard facepalm image here). Reply +1
  • G2A will force key sellers to reveal their name and address

  • SonicUk 29/06/2017

    This coming from a company who have openly admitted their primary business strategy is to "exploit the grey market". I don't do digital downloads (no box - no sale) but if I did I'd stay as far away from these scumbags as possible. Reply 0
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 adds gameplay-affecting Loot Crate items

  • SonicUk 29/06/2017

    The transactions are strong in this one... Reply +4
  • PS4 has improved its clunky TV and video experience

  • SonicUk 28/06/2017

    Wish they'd simply allow you to put anything in a folder instead of limiting it to just games and a select few other tiles. I have a load of official malware on my Ps4 that I can't delete (such as the playroom for example). At least let me hide it in a folder that I can put right on the end so I don't see it.

    Also, for the love of god Sony, allow me to turn off that infuriating, battery hogging lightbar.
    Reply -2
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 dev admits it screwed up, explains why

  • SonicUk 28/06/2017

    Not a bad game but the similarities to Farcry2 are astounding - right down to the collectible diamonds! Still, I'm really pleased to see for once a dev moving away from generic open world bloat back to a more scripted, story driven linear route. Not every game has to be open world. It works in rpgs and some other games (AC, Gta) but usually those games were designed with an open world from the start. It doesn't tend to work in previously linear franchises who then go open world, seemingly just for the sake of it and you can't tell a cohesive story as well as you can in a linear game where there are no sidequests and everything happens in order as the developers intended. Reply -1
  • GAME hikes price of SNES mini in-store deposit from £10 to £50

  • SonicUk 28/06/2017

    Why am I not surprised? The thing I am surprised about is how this scumbag retailer is still in business. Pay an extortionate price to preorder from Game or pay nothing to preorder and get the product cheaper from literally anywhere else. Hmm...let me think... Reply 0
  • Leaked images reveal Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone

  • SonicUk 27/06/2017

    @Sojiro84 - It's worth it to me for the physical disc and box. That alone is worth the money. I'm sure other people who prefer physical media feel the same way, although I do think it's a bit naughty that even now there is still content missing from the "full" game on disc that you have to pay for separately. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 26/06/2017

    Where the hell can I buy this from??!!! I've looked at every retailer I can think of and not one of them have this listed? Considering its out tomorrow I find that more than a little strange considering all the gaming sites keep saying its release is imminent???? Reply +1
  • Nintendo confirms SNES mini, including never-released Starfox 2

  • SonicUk 27/06/2017

    Good ol' Snes - the best console nintendo have ever made (and one of the best consoles ever released to boot). Far better than thier more recent efforts imo. I'm assuming it plays cartridges as well as there is a cartridge slot on the top (unless it's just for show)? Looking at the picture on the box it looks the same size as the regular snes? Might pick one up as a backup for my regular Snes. Reply -7
  • God of War director explains why entire game has no camera cuts

  • SonicUk 22/06/2017

    "The series which popularised Quick Time Events is ditching them altogether"

    Wasn't that Shenmue?
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  • Metro Exodus looks like the STALKER 2 fans have waited years for

  • SonicUk 22/06/2017

    This is perfect. Large open levels where you have multiple ways to approach your objectives but still the game is played in a linear fashion with individual levels which in turn allow a cohesive story to be told (just like crysis). It's my favourite approach and I'm very pleased the devs resisted the recent trend to change a previously linear and well told story driven game to a bloated pointless open world just for the sake of it which has ruined so many great franchises.

    Really looking forward to this one. My E3 winner (with days gone a distinct second, really can't wait for that game either).
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  • A resurgent Nintendo still has questions to answer at E3

  • SonicUk 09/06/2017

    Eurogamer really need to learn the difference between "shipped" and "sold" before declaring something a "success" (especially when that something has been purposefully under-supplied by its manufacturer which has a history of doing so to create false shortages). Mind you if they did that they wouldn't be able to constantly defend nintendo on a daily basis. As for "giving the customers what they want" as someone who adored the Snes I'm still waiting for a modern equivalent. Ndf neg away. Reply -2
  • Sony downplays dream of PlayStation Vita successor

  • SonicUk 06/06/2017

    Here's a thought Sony. Perhaps if you could have actually been bothered to advertise and support your own console it wouldn't have been such a collossal failure? Reply +8
  • PS4 is three times more popular than Xbox One in Europe, Sony claims

  • SonicUk 06/06/2017

    Fanboys rejoice at this flamebait article! Let the mug slinging commence. Reply +1
  • Need for Speed Payback is EA's next racer

  • SonicUk 06/06/2017

    Sounds good (I'm a nfs fan). At least its playable offline this time. Still, I cant help noticing...

    "The spendier Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition offers three day early access, unlocking the full game three days early on 7th November.

    This also adds a few nifty perks like a customisable license plate and NOS colour, discounts for in-game purchases, Rep bonuses, the aforementioned Platinum Car Pack and more."

    Sigh. More publisher bullshit.
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  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's multiplayer mode isn't in the game at launch

  • SonicUk 27/04/2017

    Funny how the same criticism wasn't levelled at Gta5 post launch which not only launched with multiplayer missing (an advertised feature on the box) but when multiplayer did release two weeks later it was full of transactions, which funnily enough weren't mentioned in later articles (and reviews were all positive as the review code did not contain multiplayer for that reason - a disgusting publisher sales tactic). Oh, but it's ok "coz its Gta" right? Reply 0
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • SonicUk 02/03/2017

    Just as I called it. Horizon zero dawn gets criticised for being "unoriginal" and "not innovate enough" while being compared to every other rpg out there while the latest Zelda, which is the most generic Zelda yet and borrows ideas from every RPG game out there gets an "essential" just for being Zelda. Gotta love those double standards. Reply +5
  • New performance mode boosts Switch mobile clocks by 25 per cent

  • SonicUk 27/02/2017

    Can't wait to see Eurogamers Zelda review. Obviously it will be fully held to the same criticism as Horizon Zero Dawn for being "unoriginal" or "not innovative enough" of course, right Eurogamer? Reply -4
  • For Honor, online disconnects and the problem with peer-to-peer

  • SonicUk 21/02/2017

    "Recommended".

    As long as journalists carry on pandering to publishers whims this kind of thing will continue.

    My interest died as soon as they went back on their word of offline single player (I cancelled my preorder with immediate effect). Don't see why I should need to be online to play a single player campaign. Ubisoft have a history of screwing up in this department and even the actual multiplayer side of things doesn't appear to work properly.
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  • The safest pair of hands in video games

  • SonicUk 02/02/2017

    @Hairy-Gorilla I already named several in my very first post in this thread. Reply -2