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  • Combat-free exploratory adventure Submerged due next week

  • UncleLou 25/07/2015

    @Uncle_Leo There's a pretty well-reviewed early access survival game on Steam that takes place in an alien waterworld. You dive, build swimming platforms, submarines, etc. don't know the name right now. :-/

    Edit:
    Subnautica http://unknownworlds.com/subnautica/

    Edit 2:
    In fact, having looked at the new reviews in the Steam Community Hub, I am going to buy this now...
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • UncleLou 24/07/2015

    @justerthought Um, yes? Not quite sure why you are replying to me. Especially as I am not exactly a loyal fan... Reply +1
  • UncleLou 24/07/2015

    @Malek86 Hm, yeah, you might be right. Though I do find the use of "Windows 10" to denominate the Windows 10 store rather than the OS rather irritating. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 24/07/2015

    @Malek86 I see what you mean, but there certainly will be a retail copy too, no? And Square Enix has their own online store for PC downloads, so mentioning two random distribution channels seem to make even less sense to me than mentioning the support for two different operating systems. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 24/07/2015

    @XbDf 12 months isn't to long in you're opinion, and 6 months for PC,so what's a long wait then.

    Why "6 months for PC"? Early 2016 sounds more like February/March than May.
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 24/07/2015

    @travnail Or do they mean SteamOS, which would actually be quite impressive.

    I am almost sure that's what it must mean, it makes no sense otherwise to mention Steam at all. Mind, support for Linux/SteamOS has grown dramatically in the last few months.
    Reply 0
  • Dark Souls 3 is familiar, and that's fine

  • UncleLou 23/07/2015

    Nice.

    I hope there's a more fleshed out version of Bloodborne's Chalice dungeons. With BB's limited loot, it didn't make quite as much sense as it could make for a Dark Souls game. I was always hoping they were mainly testing the waters with that feature for a new Souls game.
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  • The Amiga is 30 years old today

  • UncleLou 23/07/2015

    @GreyBeard Sorry, but that's not true in my experience. I boughy my first PC in 1992 I think, and among my gaming friends, I was one of the last ones who did so. I certainly wasn't anyhing more than a below average customer, between school and uni. ;-)

    When I started studying in 1993, basically every student had a PC.

    edit:
    Maybe there were country specific differences. Mind, I am not from the UK.
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  • UncleLou 23/07/2015

    @patchbox360 the days when it was just about the love for games - no fanboys,

    Amiga vs Atari ST was a huge thing. Fanboyism was only limited by the absence of the internet. :)
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  • UncleLou 23/07/2015

    @blarty I get you, but the PC's dominance in the home really only kicked in to gear well after Commodore's demise, and Commodore was in trouble well before the company was wound up in '94.


    Hm, I am not so sure about that - depends on what you mean with "well before". PCs were already unstoppable in the USA in the late 80ies, and the Amiga never really got off the ground there. It was inevitable that the same would happen in Europe 2 or 3 years later.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 23/07/2015

    @blarty Err, nope. Three things killed the Amiga -

    I don't think what you have written and what the article - entirely correctly - says are mutually exclusive. When IBM PCs became more of a thing in the early to mid 90ies, home computers died. Everybody moved on. That's just how it was.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 23/07/2015

    Unless I am very much mistaken, I paid 800,- German Marks in around - ooooooh - 1989 - for an Amiga 500. That's 400,- EUR in today's continental money, not taking into account inflation. Not exactly cheap at the time!

    It was fun while it lasted, though I don't have as many fond memories as I have for the C64, especially as the Amiga was replaced by a PC not that much later.

    edit: I still have my Amiga 500, but I haven't plugged it in more than 20 years. I wonder if it's still working...
    Reply +5
  • Video: Five old WoW hands try to remember how to dungeon

  • UncleLou 20/07/2015

    Haha, excellent. Don't know if Bertie remembers, but we were playing WoW together a bit in the beta days with a few other guys (magicpanda?), just stumbling upon dungeons long before there were any guides. Reply +3
  • AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB review

  • UncleLou 20/07/2015

    @Dondiggler I have last tried input mapper a week or so ago, and not since the latest build, but it has always worked flawlessly. As did DS4Windows (though it was longer ago that I tried that).

    The only problem I have with it under Windows 10 is that my PC won't sleep unless I close the program or unplug the pad.

    But like I said, I have *not* tried it with the latest W10 build, so this might have changed.
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  • Should you install The Witcher 3 patch 1.07?

  • UncleLou 18/07/2015

    @Nikanoru What you're saying is controversial to PC gamers.

    These people cannot accept that great games are all about art and code, because they have so much of their self-worth invested in their hardware.


    One of the strengths of the PC platform is that you can easily play games that are 10, 15, 20 years old, and that's what lots of people do, and why GoG is so succesful.

    Now I know you're pretty ignorant about PC gaming, but that's a pretty special thesis even for your standards.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 18/07/2015

    @Antropie I wasn't even talking about The Witcher in my comment, but if you say so. I guess that's one thing The Witcher and Batman have in common then, minus the lighting. Reply +2
  • UncleLou 18/07/2015

    @Antropie Batman noticably uses a creaky old engine, and layers a ton of effects on top of it. It's a nice looking game, but I have no idea why some people (over)rate its graphics as much as they do. It's still Unreal Engine 3, and it shows everywhere. Reply +3
  • UncleLou 18/07/2015

    @NYGiants4Natic Well, the PC version made considerably more money than the Xbox One version. I guess they should be happy they got the patch at all, then? Reply +4
  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • UncleLou 18/07/2015

    @v1m "Smart people don't pay for games in this manner."

    They do, and that brought us some of the most wonderful games of the last few years.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 17/07/2015

    @PlugMonkey That RPS 'interview' remains the single worst piece of 'journalism' I've ever read.

    I find that extremely difficult to comprehend. Please give me a link to a single Molyneux interview of the last 10 or 20 years that is in any way, shape or form more interesting than the RPS one. And with interesting I mean, where Molyneux says more interesting things, rather than just do PR for his latest concept.

    edit:

    Ah, I see you explained it in a later post. Well, I dsiagree. I don't think Molyneux is just a "dreamer". He's also a scam artist. You say yourself that you don't understand why people give him money, but that doesn't excuse him. Quite on the contrary.
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  • Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

  • UncleLou 17/07/2015

    @cloudskipa but it's getting so ridiculous now where any critisim of a Sony exclusive, no matter how constructive or how much it's reiterated as personal opinion is deemed a crime and results in this embarrassing lynch-mob mentality.

    You know, I don't mind people trolling all that much. But what I find really quite offensive is obvious trolls/fanboys denying it and playing the victim card. Seriously, you're better than that.
    Reply +7
  • UncleLou 17/07/2015

    @cloudskipa He clearly, obviously was not. Not read his follow-up post? Reply +2
  • UncleLou 17/07/2015

    @XbDf ,it will be interesting to see them both battling it out for number one spot.

    Irrespectively of the quality of each game, there will be no "battling it out", simply because of the gargantuan install base difference...
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 16/07/2015

    @NipplePinchy Can you and other moderators' talk to the EG staff about removing negs?

    Not really I am afraid, or, to be more exact, not more or less than you can. The mods here (unless they're staff) are just normal users like you (and me), but with the extra button to clean up the "my wife made 10,000US$ today polishing her toenails" mess.

    Your best bet is probably the contact form, here:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/contact.php
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  • UncleLou 16/07/2015

    @cloudskipa Anyway, I did think twice about posting in here with the rampant amount of flamebait on display (UncleLou, as a mod you're doing a great job as always >_>)

    Thanks. I do find it particularly amusing that you did exactly what I said. You couldn't make it up. :) Although - take that as a compliment - I really wouldn't have confused you and Xbdf.

    Not quite sure where you see "rampant flame-baiting" though. Care to elaborate?
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  • UncleLou 16/07/2015

    @Daniel_Spencer Not enough thinly disguised backhanded compliments. :) Reply +9
  • UncleLou 16/07/2015

    @XbDf TR looked good. Not as good as UC, but good. The problem I have is that, personally, I thought the last Tomb Raider was bitterly disappointing. Nothing left of the surival gameplay they announced it with, instead we got a weird Tomb Raider/AssCreed/Call of Duty mash-up inspired by Uncharted, with none of UC's polish, wit and charm. Reply +33
  • UncleLou 16/07/2015

    Really, *really* looking forward to this. I just adore the series, and this is looking stunning again. Reply +16
  • Take a look at Uncharted 2 remastered for PlayStation 4

  • UncleLou 16/07/2015

    @KORNdoggy Same here. In a way, UC1 is my favourite of the trilogy, and it's also the one that would profit most from a face-lift. Really, really hope they put some effort in. Reply +12
  • Konami scrubs Kojima's name from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain cover

  • UncleLou 14/07/2015

    @ChockysChild You're just wildly speculating at this point. Might as well speculate in the other direction: Maybe Kojima didn't want his name associated with the game anymore. All we know is that there has obviously been a huge fallout over *something*.

    Again, blaming anyone without having any facts at all is silly. You need to hear both sides. We haven't even heard one.

    And not that it really matters here, but Konami has 6000 employees and a yearly sales volume of several billion dollars. You can imagine how much a MGS game every few year matters. The idea that they wouldn't exist without him is ... far-fetched.
    Reply -1
  • UncleLou 14/07/2015

    @ChockysChild Exactly the same thing in this case. Equally stupid. Reply -1
  • UncleLou 14/07/2015

    @CliffPromise "The most sensible option would be to boycott this game due to Konamis shady practices. I'll be doing so. You sheeple will buy it though"

    Sounds like you side with Kojima although you have bugger all clue what actually happened. And you have the nerve to call others "sheep". Wow.
    Reply +2
  • Card Hunter now has co-op and a new sci-fi expansion

  • UncleLou 14/07/2015

    /watches

    Great game, this. Never played the browser version, mind. However, I am stuck at a login queue now. They might have underestimated the success on Steam.
    Reply +2
  • Face-Off: F1 2015

  • UncleLou 14/07/2015

    @Suarez07 "Dsog analysis was largely unimpressed by this Gabe on PC."

    What, first Crawl, now another GabeN cameo?
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  • Genre blending, Hinglish, and The Flame in the Flood

  • UncleLou 11/07/2015

    Great article. Can't wait for this. Missed the kickstarter, so no beta for me. :-( Reply 0
  • Video: It's a good time to get (back) into Elite: Dangerous

  • UncleLou 10/07/2015

    @Bill_P Haha! The PS4 is a monster

    Mine certainly *sounds* like one. :-/
    Reply +5
  • UncleLou 10/07/2015

    @Bill_P Burst through your Sony bubble first. Then we will see. Reply +8
  • UncleLou 10/07/2015

    @Bill_P If they wanted this game to generate some buzz they should have released it on PS4.

    Some of you exist in remarkably tiny (space) bubbles, sealed off from the outside world.
    Reply +9
  • PewDiePie talks money

  • UncleLou 10/07/2015

    @Altrix The videos simply are not worth the pay he's getting.

    But they are. Offer and demand. There's no objective value to such things.

    Millions of third world people working their asses off for minimum wage out there behind the scenes so this guy, and many others, can "earn" their luxuries.

    No different to you and me, really. Dicussing something on a games forum, earning in a week or month what others earn in a year, if at all.
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  • UncleLou 08/07/2015

    First video I've seen from him, probably the last (not really my thing in general), but what's the issue? Others earn a lot more by kicking a ball around for a bit or driving in circles. He seems ok enough.

    /shrug
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  • Steam hit Ark: Survival Evolved has already sold 1m copies

  • UncleLou 08/07/2015

    @WorldScaper If that was the case, yes. But noone is "paying to beta test". People are paying for the full version. But get *early access". That's a difference. Not quite sure why this concept seems so difficult to grasp for some.

    Besides, I've had more fun with some not yet finished games than I have with many finished games - it was money well spent either way. If - as unlikely as it is - say, The Long Dark never gets finished, it was still a ton of fun.

    With Steam's Community Hub and the option to "return" a game now on Steam, you'd have to be a bit of an idiot not to be able to tell if it's worth it for you or not.
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  • UncleLou 08/07/2015

    Hm, SteamSpy on the money this time. Or is SteamSpy the source? ;)

    "1,004,016 22,651"
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  • 18 minutes of No Man's Sky footage shows off what you actually do

  • UncleLou 07/07/2015

    @Nikanoru Vast majority is barren. Of those with life, the vast majority only has small animals. A tiny minority will have bigger ones, etc. You won't find huge space dinosaurs on every planet. Reply +2
  • UncleLou 07/07/2015

    @CliffPromise Was looking forward to this a lot but after seeing this video I'm not impressed.
    Elite:Dangerous is lightyears ahead.


    Of course, and this has nothing to do *at all* with the platforms each of the games are available on, oh no Sir, not in your case, you'd never...

    Some of you well-known, er, fans, are so transparent, it's downright insulting. At least put some effort in. :-/
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  • UncleLou 07/07/2015

    @Gigaflop I think there are going to be a lot of disappointed people that get this. I do think it looks very pretty, and I love it's unique style.


    Absolutely, but people only have themselves to blame, really. There seem to get silly expectations piled onto a game that started as a 5-man indie project.

    Loving the look of it, personally, but I think I have a reasonably good idea what it's going to be.
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  • Vanishing of Ethan Carter PS4 release date

  • UncleLou 06/07/2015

    "It's not going to be identical because that's impossible," he said, "so it's going to be close to what's on PC but it just plays better - it just feels better when you play."

    Didn't quite understand that at the time, still don't - what feels better than what? The PS4 version better than the PC version on UE3? Or on UE4? Or just generally UE4 better than UE3?
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  • New PS4 hardware is more efficient with less fan noise

  • UncleLou 06/07/2015

    @Uncompetative No Man's Sky is a PS4 console exclusive to be released on 9/9

    Got any source for the release date? Wasn't expecting it before 2016 personally.
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  • UncleLou 06/07/2015

    @FuzzyDuck How did MS manage to fix coil whine? It's something that has plagued high-end GPUs for decades. Or PSUs, as in my case. :-/ Reply 0
  • UncleLou 06/07/2015

    @FuzzyDuck Obviously hard to tell exactly how loud that is, but it sounds very familiar to me. Mine is similar, and so are the other 4 PS4s I've heard.

    edit:
    I've actually turned off a bloody Blu-Ray the other day because the PS4's noise drove me nuts. Granted, it's pretty hot outside right now, but somehow normal Blu-Ray players manage to play a disc without sounding like a tornado.
    Reply +6
  • Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta announced, free to existing PC players

  • UncleLou 06/07/2015

    @bobitsch Let me check.

    "In the last 24 hours, 12.591 people bought the game."

    Yup. Anything else I can help you with?
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