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  • Epic boss accuses Microsoft of trying to "monopolise game development on PC"

  • Uncompetative 04/03/2016

    @rotmm

    I never knew that about Netscape being first to go free for home use. Fascinating fact.
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  • Uncompetative 04/03/2016

    First they kill XBOX. Second they poison the soil of their walled garden. Reply 0
  • No Man's Sky gets a final release date

  • Uncompetative 03/03/2016

    112 days 05:13:42 until I can play!!! Reply 0
  • Uncompetative 03/03/2016

    I've just bought my 2nd copy, so I'll have it on digital as well as on disc. Reply 0
  • PlayStation blog page suggests No Man's Sky will be full-priced release

  • Uncompetative 03/03/2016



    I already preordered the physical edition from Amazon last August, but will now also be preordering the digital version for convenience as it means that I don't have to eject Star Wars: Battlefront from my PS4. This will also mean that I will get to start playing as soon as possible as it will preload ahead of the launch onto my PS4, rather than having to wait for the postman and install it before I can start my space adventure. I will be keeping my Amazon preorder as I would like to have it on physical media too and because I have read all the salty comments from all the twits on here who complain that it is too expensive.

    Wow, interest just dropped, not sure it has the guts to be priced that way (I'm not paying 60 friggin eurodollars for my new games and they most often quite a bigger scope), but time will tell I guess...
    Bigger scope? What game has a bigger scope? Elite: Dangerous's planets lack all atmosphere, let alone plant and animal life. Star Citizen has hilariously janky animations and horrendously badly designed UIs and also lacks flora and fauna. EVE: Online has stronger social dynamics driving its virtual economy, but it will remain essentially 'Spreadsheets in Space' until EVE: Valkyrie comes out, and even then CCP's long term vision of a 1st person Space MMO is a decade away.

    Even if you dismiss the scale of No Man's Sky as just being the range of a convoluted function of where you happen to be in its space-time continuum, even if you disregard all the efforts made by the team to create countless blueprints from which hundreds of variants can be automatically permuted, even if you aren't in the least starry eyed at the prospect of the ultimate Open World exploration game, then you still have a solid RPG there which supports multiple styles of play. The only thing that might put you off is that you don't know who you are playing as. However, that mystery may be one of many resolved by your journey and be a shocking revelation in itself.
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  • Uncompetative 03/03/2016

    Better to sell it for full price to a few keen fans of its rarely represented niche genre, than try to attract the masses with a low price who will just complain that there is nothing to do (which is obvious from the lack of protagonist or framing narrative or inciting incident) and just shrug their shoulders as they say "Meh..."

    Not every game has to be for everyone. I'm curious to see what it is like and have no expectations or any measurable hype over it anymore. I preordered it last August and have all but forgotten about it since.
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  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    @cloudskipa

    Neither this, SFV or The Witness should be priced so high IMO. Even Elite Dangerous sold at a budget price and I very much doubt NMS is going to offer that any serious competition when it's the Noby Noby Boy of Space sims, especially once the Horizons expansion drops.
    I like how you assert your seemingly definitive opinion without having played any of it yet. I'd pay 200 for it. Thankfully, I only had to pay Amazon $46.85 which I consider to be a bargain. The game may disappoint, but I want to support Hello Games in trying something different.

    I also ended up buying The Witness as an 80th birthday present for my Mother at her request. She is enjoying it, although I still feel that the audio logs are ludicrously pretentious.

    I agree with you about Street Fighter V which I feel should have been launched feature complete even if that meant it had to be more expensive. The same applies to Halo 5: Guardians which has been updated in dribs and drabs rather than constitute a compelling feature set at launch. Four months later we get Social Slayer, only it isn't... being on a rotation through a bunch of objective modes no one cares about playing with randoms.
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  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    @mothercruncher

    Uncover the reasons for the mysterious absence of planetary civilisations as you journey in towards the centre of an increasingly hostile alien Galaxy, being forced to earn money through mining, trade, protection, bounty hunting, or piracy as you purchase ever faster ships and upgrade your spacesuit for extreme environments.

    As everyone eventually gets to the centre their chances of meeting each other will increase, but it will be just like it was in Journey, with them spotting a figure wandering ahead of them as they explore another alien landscape. Only then will they know for sure it isn't just another space faring AI.
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  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    I preordered it from Amazon for 46.85 months ago. Reply 0
  • It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    What is to stop developers supporting only XBOX 1.5? Reply 0
  • Uncompetative 01/03/2016

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  • Uncompetative 01/03/2016

    @Mistress

    This is a console future I can roll with.

    Basically make them streamlined PCs that you can upgrade if you want better performance (And no, not Steam machines lol).
    You can't even replace ONE's internal HDD so there is no hope of you upgrading yours. This is an announcement of a new XBOX which is entirely backwards compatible with the current model and to a limited extent with the previous model.

    The implication is that they won't be stupid enough to let developers create games that only run on this more powerful ONE and can't somehow be downscaled to suit the currently released ONE.

    Either way I won't be getting another ONE.
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  • Uncompetative 01/03/2016

    So they plan to release an upgraded ONE in the near future that can run Halo 5: Guardians without dipping to 1152x810p30 when things get busy - and before you fanboys attempt to correct me by saying it manages a consistent 60fps, that claim is undermined by a Campaign that uses half-rate animation on all its "Chorus girl" enemies whilst attempting to impress you with its front of stage "Showgirl" ones, is plagued by late geometry swap overs, shadow pop-in, horrendous ground textures that look like baby puke, and weirdest of all 'shy fire'. Reply 0
  • Uncharted 4 release date delayed another two weeks

  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    Happy for them to give it the time it needs rather than rush it to market only for it to be broken at launch and require six months worth of patches like every other AAA game I've bought this generation. Reply 0
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda will be out Q1 2017

  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    I would prefer them not rushing it. In the meantime I'll be happily exploring the mysteries of No Man's Sky. Reply 0
  • Behold the latest astounding Super Mario Maker feat

  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    @INSOMANiAC

    It's normally either Kotaku or Polygon, although to be fair they usually credit their sources.
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  • Homefront: The Revolution's Goliath Edition comes with a real-life drone

  • Uncompetative 02/03/2016

    I really liked the first game's multiplayer. Loads of players. Big Maps. A simple Battle Points system which rewarded you for team play that showed how to do this sort of thing before Halo 5: Guardians' Warzone mode came along and completely messed it up. An AI Battle Commander that gave you dynamic objectives. All in all, one of my favourite multiplayer games of all time. All they had to do was port that and improve the textures, but instead they chose to give themselves extra work and expose unintentionally hilarious flaws to the world in a premature public beta which wasn't even fit for being a closed internal alpha.



    I had hoped this sequel would be good, but alas it seems not.
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  • It looks like Forza is heading to PC

  • Uncompetative 01/03/2016

    @TC0072

    Microsoft will be walking away from Xbox, this lack of exclusivity means in the future you buy a Playstation and a PC and you have access to all the games. What's the point of choosing Xbox if all it's 'exclusives' are on PC as well?
    It was only recently that I said that XBOX was dead. I'm glad to see more come around to my point of view.
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  • Uncompetative 01/03/2016

    @obidanshinobi

    I don't think MS realise how savvy and informed todays consumer is.
    A lot of homes if not most have a PC, there's going to be a lot of people who will buy a new graphics card and maybe a bit of extra ram rather than an XB1.
    MS are shooting themselves in the foot.
    Yeah, but it is a stinky gangrenous foot whose toes no one fancies sucking and the sooner it is amputated and they focus on the otherwise healthy body the better.
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  • Uncharted 4 open beta this weekend

  • Uncompetative 01/03/2016

    Competently made, but unexciting. I'm also a little worried that the Naughty Dog Points will make it imbalanced through an unnecessary Pay2Win aspect. The fact that the developers have been tight lipped about this "feature" is worrisome, as surely the time has passed for them to allay our fears. Reply 0
  • Watch: The problem with video game asylums

  • Uncompetative 29/02/2016

    I'm something of a connoisseur having been sectioned twice and incarcerated in three different asylums. The representation of them in film, television and videogames doesn't bother me in the least. I just tend to avoid the whole horror genre anyway. I certainly don't expect them to explore the subject of mental health in a sensible way.

    Indeed, the only thing that rankles is the abuse of the term "Manic" amongst hip youth who are under the misapprehension that it is a desirable state of being. As a bipolar person I would say that mania at its most acute is far worse than depression, and that is a depression that once caused me to seriously consider suicide once a month.
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  • Introducing TinderBox: The arcade cabinet for indie games

  • Uncompetative 29/02/2016

    @BoredGame

    Obvious troll is obvious.
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  • You'll need $3000 to pre-order a Microsoft HoloLens dev kit today

  • Uncompetative 29/02/2016

    It looks good, but it doesn't look that good. Less saturated colours, much narrower field of view, utterly pathetic battery life. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry's guide to the best PC controllers

  • Uncompetative 28/02/2016

    The Xbox Elite Controller is overrated. About the only advantage it provides is being able to set the right thumb stick profile to Delay in order to fix Halo 5: Guardians' irritating propensity to overshoot when tracking jumping targets. The concave disk makes for a superb digital input device for fighting games like Soul Calibur, but that is a minor positive as far as I am concerned as I am not a huge fan of the genre. Reply 0
  • What can player profiling tell us about games?

  • Uncompetative 28/02/2016

    I'm starting to think nothing interesting is going to happen to me in this game now as I've been patiently waiting in this dull room for an entire day and no one has turned up to greet me. Reply 0
  • Uncompetative 27/02/2016

    I'd wait... Reply 0
  • How to upgrade your Dual Shock 4 - with Xbox One controller parts

  • Uncompetative 27/02/2016

    @cloudskipa

    As for the battery upgrade, I had a similar issue when I bought a high capacity 3rd party option for my PSP, yet it held no advatage over the stock battery when it came to charge, why that is I have no idea.
    I'm not sure if you own a PS4, but if you need it to have a longer battery life and don't want the inconvenience of playing whilst attached to the console with the included charging cable, you might consider getting one of these:



    Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Charging Station (PS4)
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  • Uncompetative 27/02/2016

    This is unnecessary and irresponsible advice. ORB thumb grips are the better solution if you don't wash your hands before holding your DS4 and gradually erode the rubber with your acidic sweat. I still have the DS4 that came with my launch PS4 and the sticks are perfect. I did have some issues with L1 / R1 jamming which I temporarily remedied with a button remap using the system's excellent Accessibility Settings, but received a Gold DS4 last Christmas which had properly functioning bumpers, but horrid tough plastic sticks.

    This prompted me to order some rubber grips for the PS4 from ORB, which I found to be too loose to be of use. I then swapped the ORB rubber grips that I had bought for my Day ONE controller and found them to be difficult to get on, but once on much better. I then had to just order more ONE sticks from ORB for my Elite controller.
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  • The god who Peter Molyneux forgot wants his cut of a new game bundle to go to charity instead

  • Uncompetative 26/02/2016

    @Briosk

    It must be a nuisance getting all those emails about a game you don't even care about. Talk about rubbing your nose in it...
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  • Uncompetative 26/02/2016



    Poor old Peter...
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  • Black Desert Online is more than just a pretty face

  • Uncompetative 26/02/2016

    @DiabloSP

    I'd like to know the reasoning behind expensive online properties on MMOs. 32$ for a costume (something that's basically useless ingame) is totally off-putting. It's not like selling real goods, where you have a bulk cost, and you need to make a margin. In an online game you need to sell large quantities, and I'm pretty sure a lower price would entice more conversions and higher benefits than those outrageous prices.
    Edit: And, at the same time, better word-of-mouth, a happier customer base, and more people willing to try the experience.
    Not that I agree with Microtransactions, but I do understand that a false sense of exclusivity and envy can be created via artificial rarity as if these special cosmetic items were cheaper they would be commonplace and fewer people would lust after them.

    The same dynamics apply to fashion, perfume, lingerie, etc. It isn't necessarily how much the item cost to produce, but the high cost making these items impossible to obtain by hoi polloi. These don't need to be supported by name designer brands and ad campaigns - although the spacecraft in Star Citizen are - as their scarcity within the MMO renders them de facto special and act as a form of product placement as the environment is quite compact compared to real life ones in which wealthy people might only be seen in certain areas and not milling around a general marketplace.
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  • Superhot review

  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @SuperShinobi

    Keep it up... I enjoy your sense of humour.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    I had trouble staying awake when I played this online with the Unity web player. No likelihood of buying this on console. Reply 0
  • Halo 5 Grifball has a betrayal problem - 343's on the case

  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @LittleSparra

    Hardly played? Hardly...
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    This game's eSports aspirations are an embarrassment after TEAM MI SENG got out of Coliseum in the HCS and hid from their opponents with a one point lead until the timer ran out. The announcers were in a flat spin and the rules had to be broadly interpreted to disqualify them for unsportsmanlike behaviour, when it was 343i's sloppy map design that made this exploit possible and TEAM MI SENG were publically humiliating them in the certain knowledge that they had no chance of winning the tournament given how imbalanced the mechanics and short range the radar is compared to the Campaign. Reply -7
  • Halo 5's touching tribute to player who lost his teenager daughters in a house fire

  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    Please stop while you're behind.
    I apologise for not heeding your advice sooner but your response got lost amongst the many others until I switched from using my iPad Air 2 to my iMac's 23" portrait display in my upstairs studio.

    This will be my last post on this subject at your request.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @Big-Boss

    You don't care? I'm sorry, but you care about posting lengthy novels on here about how far up Sony's arsehole you are, but don't care about a human being whose entire life just crumbled down? You really are a disgusting person. Take a long, hard look in the mirror and re-evaluate yourself.
    Yes, I do care... as should you all... passionately about gaming on a gaming website's discussion forum.

    Josh Holmes is just wrapping up his belated DLC that ought to have been present at launch in a heart warming human interest story so you momentarily forget what a bunch of "nickel and diming" philistines 343i are with their exploitative Microtransactions that sell blind packs of consumable cheats to give wealthier players an unfair advantage in their Warzone mode.

    But, hey... forgive me for actually discussing an aspect that has actual pertinence to gameplay in a gaming site's discussion forum, rather than chiming in with everyone else who says how sad this story is and then does nothing about it.

    I thought about staying silent.

    I decided otherwise.

    I felt compelled to represent the silent majority who haven't commented, indeed haven't clicked through to this irrelevant story. With me saying that I don't care, we would just have this hippy love-in consensus of opinion.

    Tactless. Yes. Truthful. Certainly.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    If you want me to stop responding to everyone's entirely unwarranted abusive posts just say so...
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @darkbastard

    I recommend that the next time you are killing kids with your incineration cannon on Torque you avoid looking up.

    Personally, I feel 343i is riding on the coat-tails of genuine heartfelt community sentiment for the benefit of positive PR.

    Doubt me? Well you are reading this article aren't you? And would there be this article to be read on Eurogamer if there wasn't this contrived human interest angle due to Josh Holmes' tiny gift and memorial efforts.

    Call me cynical, but I like my games to have nothing whatsoever to do with reality, to be a total escape, and not a reminder of tragedy.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @PSfourskin

    When did I say that?????
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    Funny you should mention Islamic State... as I do have empathy with the plight of all those civilians affected by the conflict in Syria... and feel that the best permanent solution for everyone would be to withdraw and let Islamic State win.

    If you look at old maps you will see that all of that region used to be a Caliphate in the past.

    Were they actually like the National Socialists and bent on world domination then as soon as they invade territories not formerly held in the past then I would nuke Mecca.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @FuzzyDuck

    I've received no notIfications, PMs, or otherwise from any Mods. I don't understand why you are all so super sensitive about someone you won't ultimately give any money to yourselves or even think about next week.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @jetsetwillie

    I used mine to call taxis. Total waste of all the other features of the smartphone to be perfectly honest. Imported it from China. Same features as an iPhone 5 only it was 80 pay as you go. Looking at getting another one for 13 from my local TESCO, but I've never been a fan of this technology.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @darkbastard

    Have you seen how horrific Splinter Grenades look? This is hardly a cosy game like Animal Crossing is it? After all, 343i are happy to sell you hyper violent assassination animations that have no effect on the gameplay mechanics but to show off how sick you are as you humiliate another kid online.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    Feel free to put me on IGNORE and then you won't see any more of my comments unless they are quoted by other respondents. I will continue using this discussion forum.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @JayScott

    Please explain to me why I should care about someone I don't know any less than someone else I don't know that happens to be a gamer?
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    What are you talking about. I don't have any children. Biological or adopted. Living or dead.
    Reply -6
  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    *mod edit: Deleted, massively inappropriate* Reply -12
  • Halo 5 to receive co-op survival mode Warzone Firefight this year

  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    Every additional playlist splits the already diminishing population of this loathsome game and increases wait times. If they want to add something then they should remove something. At least cycle through things with calendar-driven events, so certain playlists are only temporarily available, as with the Iron Banner in Destiny. Scrap Warzone and reuse its maps within a ranked Big Team Objective.

    This would mean we could have an unranked Big Team Slayer on Warzone, original large hand-crafted maps, and Community Forge Maps like Halvalla - which beat the shit out of "remakes" like Basin.

    I would also have Grifball rotate every weekend with Breakout, Fiesta and Infection so pretty quickly people would get accustomed to when their favourite mode was available every Friday-Monday. Actually, there is little reason for the existing Slayer playlist to remain ranked when you have Arena for all the try-hardship and S.W.A.T. for all those sick of their quarry dodging around cover so that their shields can recover after a headshot with the aid of their Thruster Pack as they rightly go down in one.
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  • Uncompetative 25/02/2016

    I really like the way 343i listened to all the sustained requests from the majority of the community to include an unranked Social Slayer playlist and responded with Social CTF four months after launch.

    /s
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