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  • Zombie Army Trilogy review

  • TPoppaPuff 05/03/2015

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  • Helldivers review

  • TPoppaPuff 04/03/2015

    @oleglebedev
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  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free. For everyone. Really

  • TPoppaPuff 02/03/2015

    @CannibalJohnson And now that it's free the community will help make it even easier. To what extent is hard to say but only good things can come from this. Reply +3
  • TPoppaPuff 02/03/2015

    It's an incredibly solid idea that is sure to bring in more money from indies than they otherwise would have. With that said, Unreal has a reputation of being a beast to work with. Not a beast in a bad way, but as a full, big budget scaled engine built with dozens to hundreds of people working on a single project in mind, it isn't too indie friendly. Hopefully that will change so that quick prototyping and the like will make it more convenient than its competitors like Unity. Reply +16
  • Eurogamer readership survey 2015

  • TPoppaPuff 02/03/2015

    Which rating system do you prefer?
    I clicked the box that said five star rating system, but I should have looked for a space to rant about how EuroGamer uses a four star rating system and not a "No rating system with recommendations." It's been a month, who are they still trying to fool?

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  • Dead or Alive 5 tournament soft ban on "over-sexualised" costumes sparks heated debate

  • TPoppaPuff 02/03/2015

    @Kami And to be fair I understand why organizers would want to do this. I wouldn't want to promote the silly, childish pervy content either. I want to like DOA because unlike a lot of fighters it's fairly accessible, but at the same time I don't buy it and would be embarrassed to be seen playing or watching a Twitch stream of it when they're in nothing but bikinis and bath towels. I'm 28 and am far from easily offended (eg, I thought the SNL ISIS Toyota commercial wasn't offensive at all), but I find half the stuff in DOA completely juvenile. And maybe that's the audience they want to sell to (actually, the DLC proves that's exactly their target audience), but as someone who finds it designed and catering to 11-14 year old boys, I find it to be incredibly distracting and a major turn off even if the mechanics and combat are great. How can I take a game as a game seriously when it acts so childish? Reply -5
  • Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite free via Games with Gold in March - report

  • TPoppaPuff 26/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Yep. Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 26/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Yeah, we'll definitely be seeing a new Gears. It's just going to take a bit longer than fans would hope. I'm still excited. :) Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 25/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Gears is likely a couple more years away. They only relatively recently got the rights to Gears from Epic and set up a studio to work on Gears, so barring an Anniversary collection I wouldn't expect a new Gears until 2017 at the earliest. Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 25/02/2015

    With this version of Tomb Raider, I will now own five copies of the Tomb Raider reboot. MWAHAHAHAHA! Reply +1
  • Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove rocket skates to Kickstarter

  • TPoppaPuff 25/02/2015

    This is crazy. For the past few hours I've been humming the TJ&E song to myself and then I saw the headline. Must be fate.

    I don't care for the cornstarch blue background. I wanna see space! I'm totally on board either way.
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  • How Xenoblade Chronicles scales down to the 3DS

  • TPoppaPuff 25/02/2015

    I don't see how people can be disappointed in this port's visuals. It's a 3DS. That is some pretty good draw distance. Better than anything I can think of off the top of my head on 3DS. Why would anyone poo poo this? Is there some batch of dramatically better 3DS games I don't know about? Reply +1
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • TPoppaPuff 23/02/2015

    @opeth13 It's part of Shareplay. I don't at what exact system level Shareplay overtakes but to my knowledge pretty much any game that allows Shareplay pretty much has to allow Shareplay across the entire game. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't know of it being any different anywhere else. If you're doing Shareplay, you treat it the same as if the person was on the couch with you; you don't let strangers play your characters and if you don't know them you don't walk away. Besides what counts as admin functions? Deleting that exotic was pretty harsh but that wasn't an admin function and arguably that would be the hardest part to replace considering it's a random drop or randomly sold in game. The characters themselves actually have a finite amount of work to get back to that same point. He could be without that exotic for years.

    Also, as a software developer you've never had to do remote access work?
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  • TPoppaPuff 23/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk I'm not going to say that the kid isn't old enough to play Destiny because it's pretty cartoony and the idea that violent video games creates violent people has already been proven a lie on numerous occasions. He's also old enough to be chatting with friends but he should not be chatting with people he does not know in real life. Further, he definitely should not have a twitch account. He's simply too young for both those things.

    Stopping kids from doing things they shouldn't do is always near impossible but that does not mean as a parent you should give up or encourage him to do things he's not ready for. She seemed to be doing just that, probably not understanding or appreciating the perils of the internet or modern technology in general. If he learned his lesson about the dangers of trusting people you do not know then that is well worth the two characters and (bad) exotic weapon he lost. He learned a lesson his parent(s) did not teach him.
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  • TPoppaPuff 23/02/2015



    It sucks but hopefully now he won't be so gullible. He should understand Stranger Danger by now. He's lucky he lives in the era he does as any other decade he would have been mugged, had his bike stolen, beaten up, or kidnapped. He shouldn't be awarded anything for this otherwise he'll be foolish enough to do something like this again later in life.
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  • Pickup where you left off: Returning to Guitar Hero

  • TPoppaPuff 22/02/2015

    God I hope Guitar Hero is not brought back. Don't get me wrong; I want Rock Band to return with backwards compatibility with my DLC, but I absolutely do not want Guitar Hero back. It single-handedly killed the genre years ago and I don't want to see it ruin Rock Band a second time.

    I still play Rock Band regularly.
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  • New Rock Band is in development for PS4 and Xbox One - report

  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2015

    @jynxce The consoles are dying but the Xbox and Playstation brands aren't. Those services are sill going. There's no technical reason those DLC libraries couldn't be available for redownload on each successive console. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2015

    @Murton Oh it's fantastic. I still play it regularly. And the DLC for it was pretty good.

    The World Tour in RB2 was a much more complete experience jumping from different venues with different goals, but the cutscenes for the brief tour mode in RB3 are very well done. It's fun and funny watching your characters go through the highlights of their career.

    The graphics are a bit less stylish and personally I think the art style was a bit better in the first two, but it's been so many years I don't notice any more. It's not a radical departure by any means either.

    Overall though the gameplay and music is where it counts and it's fantastic. Keyboards add some great options and the music on the disc is great. There's so many gems in that song list that appeal specifically to me. Songs you may not know off the top of your head but you can recognize. It really has a knack for making you go from "Really? That song?" and then totally buy into that song being a constant favorite.

    It's a fantastic mix and I would still recommend picking it up especially since it's routinely $10 on XBL.
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  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2015

    @Murton I don't think you ever played Rock Band 3. You could play whatever you want as many times as you wanted for the short tour mode. And you could rate songs so if you never wanted to play them they would never show up randomly. Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2015

    The only thing that matters is old DLC. New instruments can be a pain to repurchase, but there's no point in a new Rock Band if it isn't backward compatible with all the old DLC. I have over 650 songs and I'll be damned if they expect me to buy a new game that doesn't work with my library. Reply 0
  • Destiny patch forces matchmaking on Weekly Heroic Strikes

  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2015

    Destiny, forever one step forward two steps back. I believe all endgame content should have a MM option. I also believe MM should not be forced upon people. There's zero reason why the weekly strike MM means the custom weekly strike can't still exist.

    It's like Bungie got tired of the bitching and resentfully said fine and then pulled the custom option out of spite. Actually pretty much everything in this game seems to come out of spite and resentment of the players.

    I say this as someone who plays regularly. Well, at least this will shave a good twenty minutes of orbit time a piece on my two characters trying to find a game.
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  • Ironfall Invasion review

  • TPoppaPuff 19/02/2015

    @TarickStonefire Hate to break it to you, but that's what the old ten point system was. Recommendation system is just the new ten point system, only less precise. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 18/02/2015

    @TarickStonefire Yeah they should remove the recommendation system if they want people to read the reviews.

    Who are they trying to fool?
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  • TPoppaPuff 18/02/2015

    @Gayrath I'm not going to argue against the logic you just presented, as it is perfectly reasonable and makes sense, but I will say EG has not followed that logic. They have a recommendation system. I don't need to read the review; I already see it didn't receive a recommendation, which is a 2/4. It didn't get an Avoid and it didn't get a Recommended or Essential. Upon reading the review it turns out that is exactly what he said. It's just a new scoring system. Same crap different name.

    It's like the scene in Spinal Tap how their amps go to eleven. The only people who are fooled by the difference are themselves.

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  • TPoppaPuff 18/02/2015

    Anybody else getting The Conduit vibes from this game? It seems to suffer from the same issue of having technical proficiency as a great technical showpiece with limited hardware but lacking an imagination and a reason to actually play the game.

    Also, if it doesn't offer southpaw controls where you can aim with the left stick this can't be considered anything other than proof the game is merely a tech demo.
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  • TPoppaPuff 18/02/2015

    For those wondering, the game scored a 'No recommendation' which is a 2/4. It's not as bad as an "Avoid" (1/4) but it's not as good as a "Recommended" (3/4) either. This would be a 5 or 6/10 in the old system. I hope this helps clear things up.

    @Gayrath How is it better this way?

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  • New Rock Band 3 DLC hints at series return

  • TPoppaPuff 18/02/2015

    The only thing I care about is that my library carries over. It could still be on 360 if need be. I don't care. As long as my 670 or so songs carry over. If they try to start Rock Band from scratch and expect me to reinvest in something I already bought into, I will lose my shit.

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  • Ready at Dawn responds to concern over The Order: 1886 campaign length

  • TPoppaPuff 16/02/2015

    I wasn't going to buy it anyway but I don't mind hearing that it's a five hour game. I'm not saying it's worth $60 for a five hour game but it wouldn't necessarily be worth $60 at 20 hours either. A high quality five hour game holds more value than a twenty hour game with only five hours of quality content. Reply +1
  • Evolve review

  • TPoppaPuff 16/02/2015

    For those confused I'll break it down: Eurogamer replaced a ten point system with numbers with a four point system with recommendations. The new point system is essential, recommended, no recommendation, and avoid. Essential means it's a 9-10, recommendation means it's a 7-8, no recommendation means it's a 5-6 and avoid means it's a 4 or below. Don't worry, the lack of a recommendation is a score itself. Nothing has changed.

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D review

  • TPoppaPuff 16/02/2015

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  • TPoppaPuff 10/02/2015

    @atothewest You can always just ask to be delisted iwthout actually changing anything. That's what Sessler did. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 10/02/2015

    @Sniper_007 Thank you. Exactly. Well put.

    How about a 3 point system with a copout clause? :p
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  • TPoppaPuff 10/02/2015

    @Krieco8 A five point system is the best I've seen. It let's the player or others decide a game's exact value which is based on individual taste but it also gives a specific gist of what to expect. Reply -2
  • TPoppaPuff 10/02/2015

    @atothewest then get rid of the seals.

    That's just trying have it both ways. "We're too intellectual to be so reductive, but here are reductive stickers we routinely stamp on things."
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • TPoppaPuff 16/02/2015

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  • TPoppaPuff 12/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk What's sad is you refuse to see the hypocrisy in their statement that you should have to read the full review to interpret it and that's why they removed the 10 point scale, only to then go back and add a 3-4 point scale so you don't have to read the full review. That was the entire basis around my complaint.

    That's what sad. You simply don't understand their repeating the same mistake. Either that or your too proud to acknowledge that they're repeating the same mistake.
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  • TPoppaPuff 12/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk If it's subjective and about reading the whole review then don't give an objective ranking whether it be a ten point scale or a 3-4 point scale.

    tldr: EG isn't perfect. Get over it.
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  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @grassyknoll Then get rid of the recommendations. Numbers are objective. Recommendations are objective. If they want to make reviews purely opinion pieces remove the new point system. You can't have it both ways. Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @Dyshamir Well said and agreed. This pretty much sums up our feelings on the new recommendation system:

    Eurogamer's Recommendation System: Meeting the New Boss
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  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @grassyknoll But by giving one an essential and the other only a recommend, they did say one was better than the other.

    If they were serious about what they said, just remove the recommendations and let the reviews speak for themselves.
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  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk And the weakest Zelda (which is Zelda 2 then Twighlight Princess btw, and not even counting Hyrule Warriors) is still better than the best Monster Hunter. The number of retail Zelda games is still significantly less than the pace of Monster Hunter games. Are you going to argue that point as well? Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @grassyknoll If the idea was to force the person to read the review and not put a single value on a game then that means they shouldn't have any recommendations. It's a contradiction to everything they posted. It's a three (or four) point system instead of a ten point system. Sure, they're not called points, but a spade is a spade. It's based on subjectivity but just like the old points system it's an objective value.

    If they were honest about their intent then they should remove recommendations.
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  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Majora's Mask is the only game like Majora's Mask. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Alpha Capcom Super Turbo Edition is the 18th game since 2004 and the 12th Monster Hunter title released in five years. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Yet Monster Hunter 4 retread is so much better that it is universally accepted to be a hands down game for everyone should play over Majora's Mask? Umm OK.

    There is no sanity to this new system. We already have our new "But is it better than Halo?" And it didn't even last a day.
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  • TPoppaPuff 10/02/2015

    Monster Hunter 4 gets an essential but Majora's Mask only gets a recommended? I'm sorry but at this point I'm convinced EG is just trolling me. Reply -2
  • Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions

  • TPoppaPuff 14/02/2015

    I would have an opinion, but I just don't care about this game. Reply +5
  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • TPoppaPuff 12/02/2015

    I'm sure it was handled with complete care and intimate knowledge of gaming as every other other basic cable show that depicts gaming culture. ;) Reply +3
  • Daybreak Game Company, formerly SOE, lays off several staffers

  • TPoppaPuff 12/02/2015

    @Octavian5 Ehh it could have been a lot worse. They could have said they were "cutting the fat." Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 12/02/2015

    Wow. Who saw that one coming?

    Oh. Everyone did? Nvm.
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  • Ex-Rare veterans tease Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor

  • TPoppaPuff 11/02/2015

    @Cyber6 Do people really expect that though? I'm not even sure the last time there was a AAA platformer that didn't have Mario on the cover. I don't even think those exist anymore. I expect expectations for most will be tempered. The biggest thing is creating a cast of characters that people like. Expect a $20 game in about 1 1/2-2 years from them. Reply 0