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  • 40 Battlefield Hardline Premium program detailed

  • Tomahawk 02/03/2015

    This news really puts a dampener on what I think is an excellent game. I'll have to think about whether or not to buy it, but I'm certainly not buying premium. Reply 0
  • Fable Legends is free-to-play

  • Tomahawk 26/02/2015

    Honestly, this news sounds really good to me. I was a little worried about this game being limited,as I thought it'd just be four types of characters and a villain playing on different maps. This actually has some replayability by allowing the use of different characters and therefore different tactics - like a Fable version of Evolve. And F2P means relatively little risk, if people don't like it they have lost nothing.

    I think this is F2P done right. As long as any character and character packs are reasonably priced, maybe a few quid for one or something like 10 - 15 for a pack of five would be cool in my book.
    Reply +10
  • OlliOlli dev announces Not a Hero release date

  • Tomahawk 19/02/2015

    The main character reminds me of Rex the Runt. Reply 0
  • Video: Let's Play Zombie Army Trilogy - co-operative multiplayer done right

  • Tomahawk 19/02/2015

    Wow, this flew under my radar. Good graphics, well crafted and fun. I might pick this up. Reply +2
  • Assassin's Creed Unity patch removes need to play companion app

  • Tomahawk 19/02/2015

    This is a good decision in my opinion. I tried the companion app and website during launch week. None of it worked. Also, there was very little of interest in the companion app. You had characters to send on unseen missions and level up which were the arbitrary roadblock to unlocking things, and a mini-game where you had to find the symbols within a limited number of pings, which was an ok mini-game but not that amazing.

    If a companion app is going to be made I think it should be just as compelling as the main game, not just a system designed for unlocks.
    Reply +7
  • Introducing MetaBomb - our experimental new games portal

  • Tomahawk 18/02/2015

    Honestly, it is a difficult sell for me personally. At times I get interested in competitive games and I usually go straight to where I can find competitive players post their tips and guides. For example, if I want to learn how to jungle I can go to an esports team website and learn that from guides of players who win tournaments.

    As constructive feedback, I'd suggest get some competitive gamers or high profile competitive streamers onboard to provide content. That is the type of content I would be interested.

    Regardless, good luck with the new venture. You have to make it succeed now, think of the puns if it fails.
    Reply +1
  • Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

  • Tomahawk 17/02/2015

    It's such a shame that things like this happen. The law should be changed so only blatant infringement needs to be challenged. Reply +30
  • Rich Stanton on: Requiem for a dreamer

  • Tomahawk 14/02/2015

    All our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Molyneux who was promised a Ferrari today and woke up to some tires with a bow around them.

    But seriously, the thing about Peter Molyneux is that he has a lot of great points: successful games, salesmanship, interest in the industry. But he keeps promising features that end up on the cutting room floor. He has repeatedly done this, he's an intelligent guy, he knows he shouldn't be doing it but - as the initial anecdote shows - he does it anyway.

    I hope Molyneux can repent at some point, because as Rich said, people want to like him, they want to support him.
    Reply +7
  • Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions

  • Tomahawk 13/02/2015

    The Elder Scrolls Online will soon allow you to buy health, stamina, magic and experience boost potions using real-world money.
    Reply -17
  • Nintendo to launch Mii character app for social media

  • Tomahawk 12/02/2015

    @Nikanoru That's awesome. I hope Nintendo explores the idea further with more games. Reply +1
  • Tomahawk 12/02/2015

    I don't see why Nintendo doesn't have a mobile game division.

    It could be something as simple as a gem matching game with Mario characters. With such a bustling market, talent at making casual mini-games, and brand recognition across generations, the question is why not?

    It doesn't devalue an IP to offer different experiences on different platforms. The Uncharted tablet card game didn't hurt Uncharted.
    Reply +2
  • Video: Battlefield Hardline's image problem

  • Tomahawk 11/02/2015

    @Sildur I can agree with that. Hardline by any stretch of the imagination isn't about the kind of issues we saw in Ferguson. The antagonist faction in this game are nicknamed thieves and clearly out for money.

    The fact that this sheer ridiculousness OTT depiction of the militarised police in Hardlne is drawing parallels with the real police units in the US says a lot about the police. I don't find fault with Hardline that its absurdity suddenly became a reality nearing the end of its development.
    Reply +8
  • Valve: devs should stop gifting game keys to win Steam Greenlight votes

  • Tomahawk 11/02/2015

    @Costarring It depends on whether or not you believe they never intended to deliver. From my impression it looked like they attempted to and gamers didn't understand that most software projects fail. Overall, I think people are conflating the two issues of scamming and failing.

    The nature of a kickstarter is that you are giving them money to attempt a project, which may or may not end in horrific failure. I think if Kickstarter made this explicitly clear before every pledge less people would be angry when nothing materialises , because they are forewarned that development projects often fail.
    Reply +6
  • Live from 4pm: Q&A with Eurogamer's editor

  • Tomahawk 10/02/2015

    I applaud Eurogamer's decision to drop review scores. Often it seems people focus more on the scores than the words justifying them.

    My questions to Oli are: when will we see more journalists of different racial backgrounds on the EG team? and also why doesn't Eurogamer highlight game communities or developers from wildly different backgrounds? There are developers from developing countries.
    Reply 0
  • More than six million played Battlefield Hardline beta

  • Tomahawk 09/02/2015

    Initially when I saw Battlefield Hardline I thought it was a BF reskin. Now having played it I'd say it is in some parts and it isn't in others. Clearly the entire aesthetic is Battlefield but it doesn't play exactly like Battlefield and the game dynamics are different to Battlefield.

    Anyway, I've been playing Battlefield Hardline beta almost every day of the beta and I found it to be a lot of fun. Yesterday I managed to drop off both loot bags at the drop off points to bag a win for my team. It was awesome.

    Honestly, I prefer it to current Battlefield, just as I preferred BFBC2 over the main series. I prefer gunplay over vehicles so a limited or no vehicles game like Hardline is perfect for me.
    Reply +2
  • Tomahawk 09/02/2015

    @riceNpea I didn't see anyone camping the rocket launchers. It's limited and doesn't exactly guarantee you kills. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15 will let you play as a cat

  • Tomahawk 05/02/2015

    Maybe my perception is off, but aren't the objects in the game a little big in comparison to the cats? My cat would be taller up next to a painting easel. Reply 0
  • Xbox One controller update halves connection time

  • Tomahawk 27/01/2015

    @spreaderz Have you tried adjusting the pins within the battery compartment to ensure they're making proper contact with the batteries?

    I had connection problems with my controller. I pushed the pins out a bit more and no more problems.
    Reply 0
  • Gearbox hiring for Borderlands 3

  • Tomahawk 26/01/2015

    @DiiGiiTAL I'd rather have a Guild Wars 1 style setup. If I remember right only the cities were populated with players, you group up and when you travel outside you're all in your own instance. Reply 0
  • Steam Broadcasting has arrived

  • Tomahawk 20/01/2015

    @bigfriendlygamer It's about a sense of community. Plenty of people could be playing football in the park but many go to pubs or bring round friends to watch a game. It's the same with games. Maybe I don't feel like playing a game and just want to sit back and shoot the s*** with like minded people. Reply 0
  • Rich Stanton on: Cheesing Destiny

  • Tomahawk 17/01/2015

    Before the update I beat Atheon over and over in the hopes of getting equipment to get me to level 30. It wasn't fun, it was just frustrating. Finally I got to level 30, but at this point I knew Crota was coming and the cycle would continue again, what's the point?

    I've quit Destiny, it's almost like breaking an addiction. I came to realise that everything in the game was made to frustrate the player and keep them playing regardless of whether they're having fun or not, in fact, in Destiny fun is optional.
    Reply +34
  • Hatred gets the dreaded AO rating in the US

  • Tomahawk 16/01/2015

    @autumnsummers The developer responded that he uses the far right hate group he liked on facebook as a news source because he's out of the loop with current events. An equivalent would be to look to the EDL for an unbiased view of current events in Britain. It's just nonsense.

    I think people looking at this game have to be careful where they spend their money. Link to far right hate groups + Anders Breivik the game, do the maths.
    Reply +13
  • Splash Damage unveils new "reflex-driven" mobile game Tempo

  • Tomahawk 18/12/2014

    Brink, Dirty Bomb, Tempo ...

    Splash Damage seem to have a penchant for naming interesting concepts with terrible names.
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  • Editor's blog: Introducing the columnists

  • Tomahawk 13/12/2014

    Great picks, but EG still has yet to find a prominent writer from a black or any ethnic minority background. Reply -2
  • Destiny alert: this week's Nightfall and Heroic strikes are locked behind The Dark Below DLC

  • Tomahawk 09/12/2014

    @CoburnAlpha Can't you see problem here? Every time the Heroic and Nightfall is DLC content then people who haven't bought it are locked out of getting rewards that week. Reply +3
  • Tomahawk 09/12/2014

    Wow, actively removing content that people paid for. It doesn't get much lower than this. Reply +69
  • Paul McCartney is a hologram in the music video for Destiny's Hope for the Future

  • Tomahawk 09/12/2014

    I could forgive the video if the song was any good, but I find the song to be a bit of trainwreck - hammy lyrics compacted with mediocre background music.

    It's such a shame Star Trek used Faith of the Heart first. It's a beautiful song that would compliment Destinys themes of exploration, discovery and overcoming difficulties.
    Reply -1
  • Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition goes live

  • Tomahawk 03/12/2014

    Had fantastic fun after Xbox launch in the multiplayer of this game. Loved the base defence mode, one team demolishes buildings, the other reconstructs and defends. Also I don't know any other game where you can smash through a wall and shotgun someone in the face. I wish more people still played it. Reply +2
  • Editor's blog: Aoife Wilson joins Eurogamer

  • Tomahawk 01/12/2014

    Awesome news, but I can't help but feel a tad disappointed. EG champions diversity but still has exactly zero people from ethnic minority backgrounds on staff.

    Anyway, congratz to Aoife, I've come across her work before and found it excellent.
    Reply -9
  • Destiny's Vault of Glass raid more difficult from today

  • Tomahawk 29/10/2014

    I can't understand such schoolboy errors from Bungie, this is a horrendous design decision. Patching out the Atheon cheesing tactics is fair enough in my book, but patching the teleport mechanic so it's three randoms is a ludicrous decision.

    Bungie have effectively done three things:
    1. Destroyed the team dynamics. We had inside teams and outside teams before the patch, now every person has to serve every role, there is no strategy to it beyond being geared fully.
    2. Ramped up the difficulty to a ridiculous level. People who don't play game might not understand why: in the hard raid there are no revives. So anyone unprepared gear-wise who gets warped is in for a bad time and so is his/her team!
    3. PUGs will now be elitist. We already have a situation where people ask others for raid experience, it's like the current job market - how do you get experience when you can't get your foot in the door? Now you will need to be fully geared with max levels, the only people raiding hard mode will be the people who have already got their raid gear!
    Reply +7
  • Video: Unanswered questions from The Evil Within

  • Tomahawk 26/10/2014

    My thoughts on the ending spoilers:
    1. I don't believe there was a plan, merely scientific curiosity. Ruvik was a child prodigy but a total sociopath. He used people as he wanted for his experiments.
    2. From what I gather Ruvik escaped into the body of Leslie, the Doctor says as much before he gets unceremoniously killed "He wants to escape as well". The headache could be a remaining mental link between Ruvik and Sebastian? As for the boss battle, the forums has speculated that Sebastian was the only one left in the machine at this point therefore he is the one in control of the world, which makes sense to me, it explains why the machine gun and rocket launcher fall into his lap: he is living out his fantasy which culminates in defeating Ruvik and smashing the brain. The smashing part does not actually happen, if you look in the background after he actually wakes up the glass sphere is still there but emptied.
    3. I assumed Kidman was working for a government intelligence agency.
    4. IIRC Myra was investigating the disappearances as well? I assumed Ruvik was the killer.
    5. I assumed Joseph was dead? as the previous deaths, I believe, establish that people who die within Ruvik's mind also die in real life. Though looking back on it she says leave Sebastian and "those two", the people who were presumed dead, Joseph was not among the remaining so possibly he did make it out.
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  • Project Cars is already a better racing game than Forza or Gran Turismo

  • Tomahawk 05/09/2014

    Sorry, but the Brands Hatch gameplay video was hilarious. The driver couldn't even stay on the track! Reply +4
  • The Evil Within shuffles forwards again

  • Tomahawk 03/09/2014

    This is something I don't get about "helping hand" preorder bonuses; in games where you are expecting a challenge, why would you want to make it easier for yourself? Reply +12
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate launches this Friday

  • Tomahawk 03/09/2014

    I watched a livestreamer playing this. Koei Tecmo failed to mention that the audio is disabled when streaming through the twitch app. Reply 0
  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • Tomahawk 30/08/2014

    truly great art - rarely comes about by thinking of what other people want.
    Not really. Many great works were commissioned, many artists change their style to suit what is saleable. Commercial art was not a new thing when video games came along.

    Honestly, I think this highlights more what's wrong with the game journalist mentality. Every game has to have meaning, every game has to have narrative, every game must try to provoke a profound emotional response from the player.

    This has lead to games like The Walking Dead, Bioshock Infinite and Spec Ops The Line being widely praised. There's nothing wrong with that, but where does it leave technically capable and enjoyable games that do not have a narrative?
    Reply +92
  • Star Wars: Commander is your next Star Wars game

  • Tomahawk 21/08/2014 Reply +4
  • Bungie on the Destiny level cap, raids and game size

  • Tomahawk 21/08/2014

    We're going to see people self-organise.
    Well they're going to have to aren't they? Since there isn't a quick and efficient system to organise it for them.

    We're seeing people in the Tower already gathering saying, who's going to commit for a raid?
    Really? How are they communicating this? Through interpretive dance? The game doesn't have a messaging system.

    I just find this move crazy. The only alternative is to add randoms to your friends list where they can access information about you.
    Reply +108
  • Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

  • Tomahawk 21/08/2014

    Sounds good to me, overall. Maybe a little worrying for devs whose games can be beaten in a day though? Reply +55
  • Ubisoft: only "vocal minority" complains about number of Assassin's Creed games

  • Tomahawk 14/08/2014

    I've been an Assassin's Creed fan from the start and I believe the release dates have gotten a bit silly now. At the start AC1 blew me away with its mystery and parkour gameplay, nowadays playing Assassin's Creed I don't get that feeling anymore. I'd rather they spent more time creating a refreshing game experience, but I guess the lure of the cashgrab is too great. Reply +1
  • EA Access is now publicly available on Xbox One

  • Tomahawk 12/08/2014

    @hazzatori Your statement is incorrect. Games like Battlefield 4, FIFA 14.etc.etc and other last year titles are still 15+ each. A years subscription to EA Access is 20 and allows access to four titles. So I would contest that it's not value for money. Let's not let hate get in the way of objective facts. Reply 0
  • Does Advanced Warfare's exoskeleton really change Call of Duty multiplayer?

  • Tomahawk 12/08/2014

    @jetfire10 I really didn't expect another 'same game' comment for this new title. It is such a wild departure from previous CoDs I have to wonder what you see that is similar? The scorestreaks? The FPS view? Because everything else seems entirely different: the movement, the weapons, the aesthetic, the abilities, the graphics, the tech. I really think you should back up your comment with valid points, because it just screams hater. Reply +1
  • Destiny's beta characters are being wiped

  • Tomahawk 11/08/2014

    It's a beta test, the imperative word being "test"; nobody should expect characters to carry over and frankly it'd create bad feeling, as not everyone would be on even footing come launch. Reply +7
  • Video: Road Not Taken live stream

  • Tomahawk 08/08/2014

    Clearly they should have hired Ian Higton to voice every character. Reply 0
  • Unsubscribe?

  • Tomahawk 02/08/2014

    @bosseye Self-serving? They're businesses, of course they are, even the most loved gaming companies are in it to make a profit. If at some point the subscription becomes unreasonable or the terms unfair then people are free to stop paying. The only people at fault if things spiral out of control are gamers, because gamers don't vote with their wallet. I've noticed, as a group, gamers are the easiest consumers to let themselves be taken advantage of, as there is a massive tolerance to being shortchanged. Reply +5
  • Tomahawk 02/08/2014

    I don't have a problem with the service, to be honest. 20 for an annual subscription to many solid games is exceptional value.

    The only concern as others have mentioned, and I believe it is a valid concern, is that there will be some drawback in future. I imagine if the service becomes more popular and more games are added then there will be an inevitable price hike. They are, after all, a business.
    Reply +3
  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • Tomahawk 30/07/2014

    @KevLFC Sorry, but I don't believe this decision was for altruistic reasons, at all. I think it's very likely that an EA access subscription service threatens PS plus in that PS plus would be devoid of EA titles in future as EA would keep them within their own service. This would devalue PS plus for people who like EA games. Reply 0
  • Tomahawk 30/07/2014

    The pricing of EA access seems fairly reasonable to me. Just considering the first few games, you're talking 2+ years before you reach the initial cost of buying all the games together, and by that point I imagine you'd have a few more games on the service as well. But, it only really works out if you're a big fan of EA titles.

    I imagine Sony's decision is because it doesn't want to entertain the idea of another subscription game service on the platform and would rather the games come under the umbrella of ps plus enhancing their own brand value.
    Reply +4
  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • Tomahawk 28/07/2014

    A little worrying to be honest, I didn't feel wowed by the Old Russia environment.

    After putting some hours into the beta with three characters, I left feeling a little underwhelmed and in some aspects like I've played this game before. I know some might contest this, but I think on a technical level Borderlands did it and did it better: memorable characters, multiple and unique environments, frequently rewards of loot that are usable, interesting weapons, interesting enemies, varied skill tree options.etc.etc

    I was also less than impressed with the pvp. At level 8 people are gunning down each other in about a second, not to mention the instantaneous death you can receive by turning the corner and running into someone super charged. Super charged abilities just feel like an "I win" attack.

    The only thing keeping me interested is the prospect of cool loot, and said prestige of owning cool loot. (Yes, I am that sad)
    Reply +4
  • You've got male

  • Tomahawk 19/07/2014

    "The old excuse that not enough people would buy a game about a woman who doesn't spend 90 per cent of her time shooting things is hard to support"

    Excuse or pragmatic outlook? Most of the top games are dominated by killing, regardless of the main character's gender. The reason why we can't have a single mother who becomes a hacker and is looking after a child and mourning another is easy to explain: In AAA games nobody wants to spend time dealing with real life issues, we play for escapism, we play to be the badass. I mean look at The Last of Us, the example you mentioned which I believe perfectly explains why your point is not a great one.

    How much of the game do you spend dealing with the real life issue of being a single father and not just the former shadow of it? In what capacity is Joel actively raising Ellie? Barely. She does take the place of adopted daughter but in what part is he raising her? The game shies away from this, and for good reason. I imagine a lot of parents sat down to play the game after putting their kids to bed and thought to themselves "Phew, finally a kid that doesn't need looking after."
    Reply +63
  • Tomahawk 19/07/2014

    @Paul_cz From what I gather they did. New black Captain America is his own character. New Thor I think is just genderswapped? Not sure about the comic book story behind her. Reply 0