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  • Nintendo NX - games, specs, release date and everything we know about the new portable system

  • UncleLou 30/07/2016

    @Aj64 Fair enough. Some of us are interested in more than press releases, though.

    Any sources for the sites ridiculing? Would be interested if its the same ones that did so regarding the Neo. Hehe, did they ever have eggs on their faces.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 30/07/2016

    @Bagpuss Not quite sure what is supposed to be a gimmick here. It all seems pretty to the point. Reply +9
  • UncleLou 30/07/2016

    @Aj64 There's a difference between a rumour and getting information from (multiple) trusted sources.

    It all depends on how much you trust EG, I guess.

    Of course, you could also say it's a rumour until you hold it in your hands, personally, in which case even an official Nintendo announcement wouldn't change much.

    On a sidenote, how likely is it that there will be ports of Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart - unlikely, because there will be dedicated NX versions, or likely, because the WiiU audience was so small?
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  • Disney Infinity closure will render PC and mobile versions completely unplayable

  • UncleLou 30/07/2016

    "PC and mobile versions completely unplayable"

    "The Steam versions of Disney Infinity 2.0 & 3.0 will remain operational with the exception of all online services and community features as these will be discontinued"


    Huh?
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  • Is Capcom about to announce a new Dragon's Dogma?

  • UncleLou 29/07/2016

    @sakealex Same here, if I am totally honest. Love both, but DD has a special place in my heart.

    Anyway, damn. And where's Deep Down?
    Reply +3
  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • UncleLou 28/07/2016

    I can see me buying this on day one. Basically a massive handheld upgrade that will play *all* their games. It's unlikely that I would buy a stationary Nintendo console, so if they want to reach a new(ish, since I have a 3DS) audience, it might just work with me. Reply +2
  • Nintendo NX is powered by Nvidia Tegra technology

  • UncleLou 27/07/2016

    Sounds perfect for someone like me who just wants to play the occasional Nintendo game without wanting to set up yet another thing in the living room. At the moment, the 3DS does the job fine. Just hoping the NX is priced sensibly. Reply +3
  • The Witcher 3's first-person mod looks like a fantastic reason to revisit the Northern Kingdoms

  • UncleLou 22/07/2016

    If you ever wanted to experience motion sickness, but have been immune so far, that first video in full-screen will "cure" you. Bloody hell!



    (I realize he has improved the camera in the meantime.)
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  • The weirdest Pokéstops in Pokémon Go

  • UncleLou 21/07/2016

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  • Watch: Smashing up ancient Greece in Okhlos

  • UncleLou 19/07/2016

    @grim_1011 Ah, right, you're welcome. To the wishlist! Reply 0
  • UncleLou 19/07/2016

    Oooooh, that looks cool.

    "Spring 2016" on Steam, though?
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  • I am Setsuna review

  • UncleLou 19/07/2016

    @drewmorris Fair enough, I think you won't send out the message you want to send out if you (just) vote with your wallet, though. Reply +7
  • UncleLou 19/07/2016

    @drewmorris So it's a game you want so much that you want it in your collection, but since that's not possible, you'd rather not play it at all.

    Goethe has said that collectors are lucky people, but I'll be damned if I understand them. ;)
    Reply +30
  • Fraudsters force RimWorld dev to stop giving out Steam keys

  • UncleLou 18/07/2016

    @Barelyhomosapien Yeah, well, not the fact he gave Steam keys out at all (and I really appreciate how he was upfront and honest about it the whole time, how he couldn't guarantee he could hand out Steam keys, etc.), just the technical side, how users got *one* link when they purchased Rimworld that would *always* work to download the latest version, without a need for an account or anything, and which was also used to get the Steam key.

    Again, I have no idea if that's technical sound or not, it just seemed a little strange to me.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 18/07/2016

    I don't know if this has anything to do with it, and I applaud Tynan Sylvester for handing out Steam keys for "old" customers, but the way he let people access the latest version of Rimworld and, now, their Steam keys *did* seem a little strange and unusual to me.

    Shame that it has immediately been exploited by criminals, of course.

    Anyway, great game.
    Reply +10
  • There's a new Micro Machines!

  • UncleLou 14/07/2016

    @Nikanoru "Who the fuck would make a racing game for a touch-only system?"

    Lots of companies who are extremely succesful with it. Gameloft hasn't made a dozen or so Asphalt games for nothing. And the CSR games are always in the "top grossing" charts.


    "That's also why you whiners"

    Impolite arrogance after a bit of ignorance? Tsk, tsk.
    Reply +5
  • Holocaust museum pleads: stop playing Pokémon Go here

  • UncleLou 13/07/2016

    "The Pokémon Company does have a system for delisting buildings from Pokémon Go, it has told Eurogamer, but it requires the company or institution in question to log onto its support website and fill out a contact form."

    The times I get informed (in my job, mind) to use a "contact form" when I have an individual, legal claim when they have screwed something up *and* have written them a letter already is utterly riduclous.

    Yes, it saves *you* time. No, it doesn't save *me* any time, *and* it never fits my purpose, anyhow, and it's deeply unprofessional. Basically always an invitation to escalate the situation.

    You'd never, ever see such behaviour like that from an "old tech" company, mind.
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  • Pokémon Go is out now in US, Australia, New Zealand

  • UncleLou 13/07/2016

    @grassyknoll Fair point, I guess it would be difficult to handle it differently - but I could comfortably collect many of them in the old city district here, as well as a dozen landmarks, in a sizable radius from the comfort of my office, which isn't quite what I had expected. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 13/07/2016

    Just tried it (my knowledge of Pokemon: there's a yellow bird thingy) - how utterly pointless. It could have been fun if it was a bit geo-caching-like, where you actually have to get close to one and find it in a particular location. As it is, it seems to be sufficient to be somewhere in a 50 or 100m radius. Meh.

    Obviously I am hardly the target audience, but still.
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  • Someone finished Doom's insane permadeath mode without any upgrades

  • UncleLou 11/07/2016

    I've probably died more than anyone else in my Ultra Violence campaign. We all have to adapt our records to our abilities. Reply +6
  • Hitman gets a companion app to help you keep on top of those Elusive Targets

  • UncleLou 08/07/2016

    I've missed almost all of them - I wish they'd re-up old ones a couple of weeks later or so, obviously without handing out acheivements or anything, because they're awesome. Better than the campaign, almost.

    Or are the community-made challenges basically the same thing? Haven't really checked those out.
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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

  • UncleLou 06/07/2016

    @Cobalt_Jackal Why, there's no additional content, is there? Unless you mean it will be cheaper, but then you might as well wait another couple of years?

    Genuine question, btw., directed at all that said they held out/would have waited.
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  • All LittleBigPlanet game servers shutting down in Japan

  • UncleLou 05/07/2016

    At the rate Sony, EA and the like are shutting servers down, I'd much rather have a Blizzard game be always-online than a not always-online game from someone else where half of the features are turned off after a few years. Diablo 2's servers have been running for 16 years.

    Sometimes it's really strange what people get worked up about.
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  • Sega doubles down on PC strategy, snaps up Endless Space creator

  • UncleLou 05/07/2016

    @AlexHadz On the other hand, they don't quite feel so much like Excel spreadsheets. I haven't touched Stellaris after 10 hours or so because the presentation is so dry.

    And Endless Legend is pretty cool. Yeah, it's not Crusader Kings 2, but you can say the same about Civilization.

    And even Paradox games aren't Dwarf Fortress. There's always compromises that have to be made. ;-)
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  • Can PC mods match Skyrim Special Edition?

  • UncleLou 05/07/2016

    @Bagpuss Maybe in the past, but with Steamworks, it's just a few clicks. Especially if you just use a mod collection.

    Obviously you can take a scientific approach and spend months configuring it all, but that's not necessary at all if you just want to pretty it up.
    Reply +4
  • 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 +14
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 +7
  • 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 +12
  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 +109
  • Steam game's Ł27 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...
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  • 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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