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  • Total War: Warhammer is getting Blood and Gore DLC

  • UncleLou 30/06/2016

    Cool, bought. I guess most people know this by now, but CA's Blood & Gore DLCs keep the age rating of the main games down - the DLC is sold (that's important, they can't just give it away for free ot it won't work) seperately with a different rating. Pretty clever, not sure why more devs don't do it that way (not that I know of, at least). Reply +5
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 review

  • UncleLou 29/06/2016

    @lexlaureijssen1 Well, you don't have to stop. It's not a "mod order", it was just a plea. :p

    But there really isn't a big difference these days in convenience. Frankly, changing discs in my PS4 is pretty much the biggest inconvenience (as is the noise from the damn thing, but that's a different topic). There's no substantial difference between me using the DS4 to start the PS4, or the One pad to start the SteamLink, except that the latter is quicker.
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 29/06/2016

    @lexlaureijssen1 Yeah yeah, all fair enough. But other people are interested in how this would compare to consoles.

    But anyway, that's not my point. Just stop it with the couch argument, please. It's just ridiculous.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 29/06/2016

    @lexlaureijssen1 " And my couch is nice and comfy."

    That's nice, but...? You're not making the point that you can't play PC games from the couch? In 2016? Just in case you *are*: I use a Steamlink in the living-room, it's much smaller than any console, whisper quiet, turns on with the controller, wakes up the PC that's somewhere entirely else and starts Steam in Big picture mode.

    You know where I am doing all that? ON THE COUCH. Hell, I am basically gaming already when my PS4 is still logging me in with this setup.

    @masonbernstein Yeah, that is certainly correct. But in reality, 200 usd is 250 eur when it comes to electronic goods.
    Reply +10
  • UncleLou 29/06/2016

    "The RX 480 is just as fast overall - if not faster - and AMD has priced it at just $199."

    That's very neat, but possibly a bit late? The 970 has dropped to around 250,- EUR here, and I am sure the RX 480 will cost more in Euros than it does in Dollars.

    Obviously it's good that people have a choice at that price/performance point now.
    Reply +4
  • Prison Architect review

  • UncleLou 29/06/2016

    @infoxicated I've said it before in another thread, I don't think you could play this on the Vita. The scale of the prisons and the simulation behind it all, and the total freedom it gives you how you build are massive, (and I even doubt the Vita's CPU could handle it all). Reply +1
  • This is your racing game on drugs

  • UncleLou 28/06/2016

    And people say futuristic racers are dead! Reply +11
  • What does Brexit mean for the UK video games industry?

  • UncleLou 24/06/2016

    @LLJaf Not fear-mongering, just a realistic look from outside. And serious empathy for the UK.

    "Again the mods here showing true class."

    What's that got to do with anything?
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 24/06/2016

    @uzivatel Of course not. But it's not the EU's interest (nor their responsibility) to make sure it's a patrticularly soft fall. Reply +2
  • UncleLou 24/06/2016

    @phrase Well, who did? Elaborate, please. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 24/06/2016

    @YenRug "There have been blatant statements made implying that certain EU countries intend to "punish" the UK if we voted to leave,"

    You won't be "punished". But you will be treated as someone who isn't in the EU. There's absolutely no reason why it should be made easy. It is what it is. The majority wanted out, now go. The EU already has said, an hour ago, that you better hurry.

    Basically, you're fucked. And I don't like that, and I am truly sorry about that. But you are. If I were in the UK, I'd be absolutely furious about - at least to a deciding degree - old and uneducated people robbing the younger people of all the chances of the EU.
    Reply +4
  • Hotline Miami 2's level editor is now live

  • UncleLou 23/06/2016

    Ruiner, Eitr, Shadow Warriors 2.

    Devolver might just be the most interesting publisher around currently.
    Reply +1
  • Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @arcam I think one reason why PC games have become more expensive in the UK is that they got kind of egalized more in Europe through digital distribution. I remember always being envious of the little you guys had to pay 10 or so years ago, but these days there isn't much difference. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @kestral Thanks! Reply 0
  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @Blackmarsh63 Well, something like this is newsworthy. Also, I kind of doubt it. G2A are huuuuuuge. Hell, they sponsored League of Legends. Reply +11
  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @Baddamobs To be fair, it's not just the PC market. G2A (and many others) also sell keys for PSN, Xbox, etc. Reply +8
  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @Feeb Yeah. There are resellers that claim to be "authorised", gamesplanet.com for example, which belongs to Metaboli S.A. To be hoenst though, I have no idea what it means and if it's legit if anyone claims they're "authorized resellers". Reply 0
  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @Bagpuss But we aren't entitled to "fair prices", respectively, what is a "fair price"? If a CEO buying a yacht means the prices aren't fair, then we aren't paying fair prices for cars, food (the ALDI family is the wealthiest family in Germany), pencils, and whatnot.

    Games aren't a charity. That doesn't mean I necessarily disagree with you, but the question is if it is ok to rely on cheaper sources instead, or if it is our responsibilty to wait until a game has "officially" become cheaper instead of supporting dodgy or even criminal business activities.
    Reply +26
  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    I think it would be really, really great if Eurogamer shed a light on the practice of game key resellers in general - how it works, who benefits from it (and who doesn't), what publishers, developers, Valve etc. think, where they actually come from, who's dodgy and who maybe isn't.

    I remember there was an article on EG a while back that touched on the subject, but I think it's a topic that deserves a thorough investigation.
    Reply +108
  • Steam game's 27 DLC is a PDF certificate

  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    @bad09 "More proof the Steam store is just a pathetic joke that's more like the mobile app stores now."

    But ... it isn't. Not one bit. The W10 store, though, that one is.

    I personally don't have any problems finding intersting (and avoiding unintersting) stuff on Steam. Actually, I know no better games marketplace. PSN is utter shite (absolutely zero info on anything), Origin and Uplay (and GoG) are way too limited and barebones. On Steam you get useful recommendations, can sort and search to your heart's content, get user reviews, and whatnot.

    Can it be improved? Certainly. Still the best one around by a country-mile, though.



    And, FWIW, since you can ask for a refund, nothing happens even if you accidentally buy this PDF...
    Reply +14
  • We played Zelda: Breath of the Wild four times and here's what we discovered

  • UncleLou 21/06/2016

    I think this looks lovely. Mind, I am not much of a Nintendo man and haven't even ever finished a Zelda game, but I'll definitely tempted by an NX (or possibly a WiiU on the cheap once it's out). Reply +2
  • Skyrim remastered: PS4, Xbox, PC, mods and everything we know

  • UncleLou 20/06/2016

    Sorry if I play the devil's advocate here, but the GTA V or The Last of Us remasters weren't cheaper, were they? It just wasn't quite so noticeable becasue there was no (cheap) PC version of either available at the time, but it's the same thing, generally. Reply +5
  • These are the first Xbox Play Anywhere games

  • UncleLou 18/06/2016

    @rep- "the real kicker here is the potential inablity to buy these games for 20 quid off CD Keys, G2A, etc."

    Don't make things up. The "real kicker" here is that Quantum Break on the W10 store costs 70,- EUR. Seventy. It's not a special edition. It doesn't contain any DLC. That is 20% to 40% more than any new game costs on Uplay, Origin, Steam, etc.

    Just imagine it the other way round: if "play anywhere" meant Xbox One games were now digital only, and cost more becasue you also get a PC key, I am pretty sure Xbox owners wouldn't be impressed.

    "Just wondering, why do PC gamers deserve cheaper games than console players? PC only gamers must be very special."

    They can make an Xbox One-only version cheaper as well, for all I care. Actually they do, because you can buy it on a disc for less.

    But to answer your question: PC hardware isn't subsidised.
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  • UncleLou 18/06/2016

    @cloudskipa Read Krychek's post above. If the windows store fails, PC gamers don't have "only themselves to blame." There is a long, long history of Microsoft lying through their teeth and offering a service that is unbelievably amateurish.

    Noone was waiting for MS to return to PC gaming. It's nice that they're trying, but they have a *lot* to prove, and they aren't off to a good start. It's not the year 2000 anymore, and this isn't a small developer dipping it's toes into and pioneering digital distribution. It's bloody Microsoft. And it's not their first attempt.

    Edit: obviously I am happy about the recent development, and I've already said that FH3 is my E3 highlight, but time will tell how they handle it all, and there really is no reason for servile gratitude
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 18/06/2016

    @rep- Which is the same as "charge 50 quid for the PC version" because for the vast majority an additional Xbox One key is utterly useless.

    Not hard to grasp.

    Easy not to fuck up the whole thing by also offering a cheaper PC only version, but then this *is* Microsoft.
    Reply +2
  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is coming to PS4 in July

  • UncleLou 18/06/2016

    @Negotiator "We don't need that type of game in this day and age, where true freedom is offered in most games"

    True freedom, offered in most games? Any examples?
    Reply +3
  • Thrustmaster wheel not working with Dirt Rally any more?

  • UncleLou 17/06/2016

    @Hxy3000 Are you entirely sure you got the pun? Can't claim to speak Finnish, but I don't think there's much "fucking up" required. Not more so than there always is with these puns, anyway. Reply +3
  • Monster Hunter Generations gets demo this month

  • UncleLou 17/06/2016

    Why can I not just turn on my 3DS and download the demo from there? Reply 0
  • The Last Guardian: the first 40 minutes

  • UncleLou 16/06/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper I don't know, I loved The Witcher 3, and it has probably the worst and most unresponsive controls of any AAA game, ever.

    Admittedly, I wouldn't have the same patience with any lesser game.
    Reply +13
  • Microsoft's mixed messages at E3 aren't pretty for Xbox One owners

  • UncleLou 16/06/2016

    "for the simple reason that I have a PC, and bought an Xbox for the kind of experiences which, historically, weren't available on PC"

    But that is the crux of the problem. To have arbitrary exclusives was never consumer-friendly, and *you*'d never have bought an Xbox because you already have a device that does the same thing, and is also "powered by" Microsoft, so to speak. For people like you (and me) it's entirely a good thing that we don't need to buy an Xbox anymore for its games.

    But if we say that the *only* reason people buy consoles are the exclusives, while they'd much rather play on their PCs, and noone wants an Xbox, that misses the point, and it would mean it only ever was a device noone actually wanted but was "forced" to buy for the exclusive games.

    But, as we know, people want consoles for plenty of reasons, of course. Why would people who prefer console gaming and want to play Gears, or Forza buy a PC all of a sudden? They won't.

    Long story short: I fully understand that people who bought an Xbox although they have a PC are a bit pissed off. But from a consumer's perspective, looking in the future, the choice people now will have is a good thing.

    I could even imagine that the Xbox will get even more games (from other developers/publishers) that were PC exclusive so far.
    Reply +12
  • Xbox One S: release date, price, specs and everything we know

  • UncleLou 15/06/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Yeah, agreed. Now they just need to stop using it before people think it uses a new proprietary mini-disc format... Reply +6
  • UncleLou 15/06/2016

    @The-Bodybuilder Are you suggesting people should buy Xboxes out of spite because MS are selling them at a loss, rather than play the games on a platform they already have?

    That's an extra-ordinarily weird and twisted idea you're propagating there.
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 15/06/2016

    @Mar27w I think I_Am_CatButler hit the nail on the head. What the official picture shows is a reduction of 40% in all directions, leading to a significant volume reduction overall, when in fact it's just the volume in the first place that's reduced by 40%. Which is obviously a huge difference.

    Long story short: it's not anywhere *near* as small as the official picture suggests.
    Reply +29
  • UncleLou 15/06/2016

    BEHOLD the bullshit.





    Source of bottom pic is IGN journo Joe Skrebels https://twitter.com/2plus2isjoe/status/742491302575497216
    Reply +52
  • Halo Wars 2 does not feature cross-platform play

  • UncleLou 15/06/2016

    @Binba442 You're talking about "cloud saving" for some reason.

    He's, politely, saying that they had to do a PC version now which wasn't something they expected in 2014...
    Reply 0
  • Spec Analysis: Xbox Project Scorpio

  • UncleLou 14/06/2016

    Looks like some Xbox fans haven't quite understood yet that "Xbox" is a brand in the Windows universe now, not a console.

    There's a small-form PC now called "One" that plays some of the same games.

    Fwiw, that's entirely a good thing for everyone involved. At least some sort of unification in a market that is currently falling apart in too many small parts.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 14/06/2016

    @IronSoldier The question is, IF the One really is fully forwards-compatible, meaning there'll be no Scorpio exclusives, but only One games in higher res/more fps, wouldn't a significant CPU upgrade a waste? Reply +3
  • UncleLou 14/06/2016

    @Krychek Most level-headed and logical post in the thread, I completely agree. It's their small living-room PC. Reply +4
  • Microsoft announces new console Project Scorpio for holiday 2017

  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @XenonDurango "This is the console that is going to take Sony out of the home console game."

    Yeah, Sony are SO going to get caught with their pants down 18 months down the line.
    Reply +13
  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    Strange. Basically a new generation, but in 18 months. Without the usual hoorah, but an Apple-style-reveal trailer. Reply -1
  • Scalebound confirmed for Windows 10

  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @Fourfoldroot "Why would a PC gamer choose to get MSs next box rather than Sony's if they know they can play all the Xbox "exclusives" on their PC?"

    They wouldn't. But then trying to make PC gamers move away from PCs and to the Xbox hasn't really worked in the past 15 years, at least not quite as they hoped to. What it mainly did achieve is let a small US developer rise to an absolute gargantuan competitor on their own turf. It is actually quite amazing how Microsoft not only had the pole position, but was basically several laps ahead, when it comes to building a PC gaming platform, and yet they squandered it, utterly.

    Time to try and claw it back, I guess.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft E3 2016 conference live report

  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    Yeah, a date for Below would be great. It looks splendid. Reply 0
  • Dead Rising 4 screenshots and gif leak

  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 But a "leak" is news as well, isn't it, just as a rumour (at least a substantial one, see the PS4k)?

    I guess the alternative is basically something like a press release aggregator, like

    http://www.develop-online.net/press-releases/2016/06

    Even at an event like E3, wouldn't everything that goes beyond what is officially released bascially be rumours, leaks and speculation?
    Reply +1
  • Report: Forza Horizon 3 coming this year, set in Australia

  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @captainT I use a SteamLink. Pressing the button on the One pad means my TV turns on, my PC wakes up from standby in Big Picture mode, and off I go. I am not anywhere *near* my PC. In fact, it's in a completely different room altogether.

    It doesn't make a blind bit of difference in convenience compared to my PS4, except that it's all a bit quicker on the PC.

    I am not twisting your words, it's just not 1998 anymore, you know.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @captainT " pcs= mouse and keyboard"

    Uh, no. PCs = Xbox One pad OR DS4 OR Steam controller OR whatever uses USB. Or m/kb. But certainly not for Forza...

    "Gaming is simpler on console.. And anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't game on console.
    "

    Well, I think otherwise (really not much of a difference these days) and I game on both. But seeing how you seem to think PCs = m/kb and monitors, I am not so sure you know both sides...
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @SuperShinobi "There's a magic to playing a great exclusive game like Forza Horizon 2 that is not available on any other system."

    In other words, people tend to overrate console exclusives just because they're exclusives.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    @captainT "Not everyone wants to be couped up to a monitor 😉 "

    Not to confuse you or anything, but I currently have my PS4 hooked up to my PC monitor and stream my PC games to the TV...

    PC monitors and TVs are both just displays. There's no rule what you can or can not or should connect to what.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 13/06/2016

    "Simultaneous on Xbox One and Windows 10."

    Hoorah!

    There's no franchise anywhere I'd rather have seen on PCs, it's good that it's now (edit: almost) official (as there were rumours that it might only refer to the "proper" Forza games).

    Best E3 news yet, and hard to beat for me personally. :)
    Reply +17
  • We don't know why Sony's making PS4K, but there are plenty of reasons it shouldn't

  • UncleLou 10/06/2016

    @carmagainagain No folders, no option to sort what you have installed, no wishlists, a store front from the Middle Ages, etc. It lacks completely basic features. Looks reasonably swish, I'll give you that. Reply +9
  • Five years on, Nintendo 3DS passes 60m sales milestone

  • UncleLou 10/06/2016

    @danielhorvath "Despite so much less software, most people I know play their Vita far more than their 3DS. It is just amazing."

    I think I've spent more time with *each* game on the 3DS than I have on the Vita in total. I adored Hotline Miami on it, but that's pretty much it.

    I can't tell you why, I guess the Vita always felt more like a downgraded console experience while the 3DS felt like a dedicated handheld experience.

    It's my least used console ever (and I had a Wii!)
    Reply +2