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  • The Division dev: Watch Dogs delay "an important message"

  • andy10 15/04/2014

    Surely the key problem isn't delays but committing to unrealistic and unachievable release dates in the first place. It's only a 'delay' if you've already stuck your peg in the sand. Reply +1
  • What Burial at Sea means for the wider BioShock universe

  • andy10 06/04/2014

    @ubergine Fair enough; if you didn't like Bioshock Infinite then this probably won't do much to change your mind. I think your DLC philosophy is a little restrictive though. And not sure I agree with your examples - I'd argue Burial at Sea adds to/changes the main game every bit as much as the Skyrim DLC. Reply +1
  • andy10 06/04/2014

    @Some_Goats I probably over-reacted, just a little tired of all the "why is eurogamer even publishing this?" comments that usually accompany the weekend segments. Reply +1
  • andy10 06/04/2014

    @Some_Goats I thought we'd moved past the obligatory 'snarky' Outside Xbox comment each week? If you dont like it, don't watch it; we don't need to know. Reply +12
  • andy10 06/04/2014

    @ubergine That's a shame you feel that way. You're really missing out - Burial at Sea is fantastic. Probably ranks in my top 5 DLC alongside Bioshock 2's Minerva's Den and the additional Dishonored story/campaign. Reply +7
  • Tickets go on sale for EGX London 2014

  • andy10 02/04/2014

    Ah, I jumped in and bought a super pass full price before I saw the Virgin Media deal. Hoping for smaller queues and a better line up than last year. Despite it being the first time I got to sample the next gen consoles, there was nothing that blew me away. Reply 0
  • Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed on PC

  • andy10 28/03/2014

    @Rev0Knuckle I can't speak for Xbox One, but have been playing Naval Strike on PS4 for last couple of days and rubber banding is back with a vengeance. Reply +6
  • OlliOlli developer's next game revealed

  • andy10 27/03/2014

    @7M7 That's great - thanks very much for sharing that. I'd love to know more about this Spanish crack team of Vita specialists... Reply +1
  • andy10 27/03/2014

    @7M7 Agreed - a fix for the Vita would be good. It always crashes for me after playing more than one level. I enjoy the game but I think this is unacceptable. Reply +4
  • Costume Quest 2 is real, coming this Halloween

  • andy10 10/03/2014

    Great news - fantastic little game with something of a Peanuts-esque vibe to it. Now please announce a sequel to the glorious Stacking and I'll die happy. Reply +3
  • PSN maintenance today until 10pm GMT

  • andy10 10/03/2014

    @lucky_jim I use a wired connection too but a few times a week the store will just time out while I'm trying to get into it. Seems to be particularly bad when the new PS+ game hits every month, so I figured it was something at the server end. The rest of the time it's fine.

    In summary, it's not a huge deal, I wasn't trying to make some anti-Sony point and I'm glad others have no issues with it. That's just my experience.
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  • andy10 10/03/2014

    I have to say I find accessing the PSN Store on PS4 to be patchy at best anyway - if you hadn't advertised this I doubt I would have noticed a difference. Reply -6
  • Naughty Dog bosses deny Uncharted director Amy Hennig was "forced out"

  • andy10 07/03/2014

    There's still nothing in their statement to suggest she wasn't forced out, just that two particular people weren't solely responsible for it. Reply +44
  • Mob Wives star claims Grand Theft Auto 5 ripped off her life

  • andy10 26/02/2014

    Good luck with that. You might want to get your legal advice from Cypress Hill.

    Or not.
    Reply +1
  • Remember Call of Duty Elite? It's shutting down this Friday

  • andy10 26/02/2014

    @Stan546 I recently picked up Ghosts on PS4 for 32 (admittedly, I still feel I overpaid). Even the next-gen versions are already being discounted, only a few months after release. Reply +2
  • Video: Let's Replay Thief: The Dark Project

  • andy10 23/02/2014

    @Sunsprie If I remember, that mission started with you diving underwater from street level. Despite counting Thief as one of my favourite games of all time, I don't think I ever made it past that level.

    What I loved about the game wad how upping the difficulty would add extra objectives and, in some cases, extra portions to the level. I spent hours on "Assassins" on difficult, intentionally triggering the alarm in the mansion so I could enjoy creeping home through the sprawling city while all the guards patrolled the streets looking for me. Brilliant stuff.
    Reply +2
  • Man completes Super Mario Bros. with the lowest possible score

  • andy10 21/02/2014

    @garyharris Absolutely: Super Mario 64 only added ONE extra dimension, and they expected us to believe it was "next-gen"? Reply +7
  • andy10 21/02/2014

    Dear Eurogamer, I've counted at least FIVE articles on this "Super Mario Brothers" in the last few months. I'm sick of hearing about this over-hyped game, which seems to be plastered all over the internet. You're clearly getting paid by Nintendo to churn out articles about this game.

    EDIT: AND an article about Street Fighter 2 on the same day? A fighting game no-one cares about and Nintendo timed-exclusive, no less. Grr, I'm so angry! You guys are taking the mickey. Follow the money, sheeple... chem trails.
    Reply +50
  • How roll7 made a game that was nearly impossible to beat

  • andy10 19/02/2014

    @bunglebonce Agreed. If I'm lucky I get to play one level before it crashes. At which point I decide to go off and do something else. I want to love this game but it's one of the least stable games I've played in a while. Reply +1
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 review

  • andy10 18/02/2014

    @sethsez It all depends on what you want from reviews. I've always come here for the quirkiness and occasional irreverence; I don't enjoy scientific breakdowns of what a game is. Most of the time I'm familiar with the gameplay concepts and I can easily go to youtube to see the game in action.

    From many of the comments above it seems many people want a piece-by-piece breakdown of sound/graphics/controls, perhaps in a full-on graphics equaliser style like many 90s games mags did. Which is fine - there are plenty of other sites that cater to that. I also feel many are just angry that a review hasn't vindicated their personally-held belief of what the game ought to deserve, despite not yet having played it. Which is something I will never understand.
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  • andy10 18/02/2014

    @chococat Go somewhere else then. I like a review that entertains me and points out all of the ridiculous cliches we've become overly accustomed to. Some people have clearly already made up their mind and will lap up this game no matter what. In which case, why are you bothering to read a review and getting angry about it? I'm glad I now don't have to waste my time, which is something that is becoming more and more scarce as I get older.

    Also, it's clear the anti-female brigade is out in force. Shame on you.
    Reply -13
  • Myst gets remade, again, in realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

  • andy10 07/02/2014

    @Mister-Wario I get the impression Myst was much more of a "phenomenon" in the US. I don't remember it making that big of a splash in the UK but I could be wrong; it was a while ago now! Reply +2
  • Battlefield 4 launches Player Appreciation Month in February

  • andy10 28/01/2014

    @Suarez07 Haha, brilliant. Recently I've also seen other players "stuck" in the crouch pose, skating across the map while in a completely static posture. It's hilarious.

    You know, maybe I have got my money's worth after all. There's something comforting about such silly things happening in such a serious modern-military shooter. I'd love to see DICE have a bit more intentional fun with it and embrace it. Let's have some mappacks with ridiculous Unreal Tournament-style levels set in giant bedrooms, military men bouncing around on jump-pads and toy helicopters strafing each other. Who am I kidding - it'll never happen.
    Reply +2
  • andy10 28/01/2014

    @Suarez07 That's very true - I know how you feel. Having said that, there are a few random bugs that have made me smile. A squadmate ended up underneath the level geometry in Hainan Resort and, without realising, the rest of us spawned on him. Cue several minutes of us floating in endless space underneath the map and trying to knife/grenade each other to end our misery. Reply 0
  • andy10 28/01/2014

    @Suarez07 Oh I'm bad at the game for sure - that was never in any doubt ;) I wish I could enjoy being bad in free, uninterrupted, seamless glory. Reply +1
  • andy10 28/01/2014

    I tried Battlefield 4 on PS4 at the weekend. I thought the last patch had improved things but it's gone back to being utterly unplayable. Every 3-4 seconds I get a long judder and the game hitches. Constantly, regularly, every few seconds. This used to be a problem with a few of the maps but now seems to be plaguing all of them, including the smaller team deathmatch games. I've checked my connection, plugged directly into the router, with no joy. Flying aircraft is near impossible. A quick glance of the EA forums suggests I'm far from alone. I even logged onto a special DICE server this weekend where they wanted people to play to "stress test" their infrastructure (it was as bad as ever).

    I've given them the benefit of the doubt - I understand launching a huge multiplayer game on new consoles is tough and I've tried to be patient. But, three months on, this is getting to the point of unacceptable, particularly when I've spent close to 100 upfront for the game and Premium access (I've learnt my lesson the hard way). And I'm sorry, but battlepacks and special challenges are useless if I can't play the bloody thing!

    Rant over.
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  • In Dark Souls 2 undead players can still be invaded

  • andy10 28/01/2014

    Let's be honest, there are two types of players. There are those who finished Dark Souls two years ago, have new game plussed 10 times, and still delight in jumping into other people's games and messing them up. And then there are those who are still tentatively, belatedly, working on their first playthrough and dread the moment these superwarriors with their mystical armour of great strength and one-hit-kill magic wands invade their games and mess them up. Don't these powerful players know how much of a struggle it is already? Do you think this is helping in any way? Yes your armour is very impressive and shiny but I might as well just toss myself off this nearby cliff and save you the pitiful shame of striking me down in one blow.

    As you can tell, I'm in the latter camp.
    Reply +18
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 trailer revealed

  • andy10 28/01/2014

    This and Dark Souls 2 are the only things I'll need to dust off my xbox for, at this point. Reply 0
  • OlliOlli review

  • andy10 28/01/2014

    @dr_lha it sounds like you're having much more luck than I am! Just to be clear that I'm enjoying the game a lot but the constant crashes are very frustrating; quick suggests I'm not alone. Reply 0
  • andy10 27/01/2014

    @Useful_Idiot It's getting ridiculous now - I can barely play more than two levels without it crashing. One of the least stable games I've played in a while. I hope it gets fixed soon. Reply 0
  • andy10 23/01/2014

    It's not a bad little game and I'm enjoying it so far, but be warned that it is BUGGY. I've had at least three hard crashes from only around 2-3 hours of play. Reply 0
  • Letter from America: Saving Nintendo's bacon

  • andy10 25/01/2014 You forgot the early 90s reference to "Nintendo Towers"/Ninty Towers. Ah, takes me back to my youth... Reply 0
  • andy10 25/01/2014

    @poobob I've noticed that, but I have to imagine it takes time to build up a readership. If they keep up the quality they deserve to do really well. It's become my second go-to gaming site - lots of nice little features to read on the commute to work. Reply +1
  • andy10 25/01/2014

    Just wanted to say I'm really enjoying USGamer's output at the moment - the daily retrospectives are a particular treat. Keep up the good work. Reply +7
  • How Thief has changed, for better and for worse

  • andy10 24/01/2014

    Them taffers had to go ruin it, didn't they? Reply +2
  • Rymdkapsel set for Steam this month

  • andy10 22/01/2014

    @Meho Ah ha! Thank you for the tip! I'd been searching for "rymdkapsel" on the PS Store on the Vita but, you know, that'd just be too straightforward... Reply 0
  • andy10 22/01/2014

    Is this actually out on Vita? I tried hunting it down after seeing it in a "10 games you must get for your Vita" list and can't find it in the store anywhere. Is it a US/Europe thing or am I just being useless? Reply 0
  • BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light coming free to PS Plus

  • andy10 22/01/2014

    I'm already getting great value through PS+ for my PS4 and Vita. At this rate I might have to invest in a PS3 too!

    As many have said before: even if you don't own all the systems in question, go online to the Sony store and "purchase" all of the PS+ games through your account. They'll be there waiting for you to download should you ever invest in a PS4/PS3/Vita, even if the games have left the PS+ rotation.
    Reply +14
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch PC, Mac and Linux release date announced

  • andy10 16/01/2014

    @Dano1 I think it might be the only thing I played at the Expo that felt vaguely original. Everyone came away from that booth with a smile on their face. Reply 0
  • Inside Monopoly's secret war against the Third Reich

  • andy10 12/01/2014

    Wow, now that's a tour de force for a Sunday morning if ever I saw one. Fascinating read Mr Donlan; I always find jt interesting to see how much truth and evidence there is behind these commonly-held stories. Whatever the reality, that was a hell of a tale. Please keep these coming, family-related or otherwise! Reply +11
  • Energy Hook a timed PS4 and Vita exclusive

  • andy10 11/01/2014

    @bart_dan I take all of these points. I just think asking someone "what's your price?" in a forum as public as Twitter is a little off, particularly for indie publishers who may not have access to the same privileges. Reply 0
  • andy10 10/01/2014

    There's something a little distasteful about business deals being made so casually over Twitter. Reply +12
  • Rayman Legends leaps to next gen in late February

  • andy10 10/01/2014

    Make it cross-buy with the Vita and I might be interested... Reply +2
  • Games of 2013: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • andy10 26/12/2013

    While I'm unsure about GTA V's game of the year credentials, this was by far the best article I've read about the game all year. Brilliant work, Simon. Reply +9
  • EA among the Human Rights Campaign's "best places to work"

  • andy10 10/12/2013

    @anneother Gross income shows that they are selling a lot of things and people are buying thise things. I'm guessing you wanted to quote net profit to make your point.

    Either way, I don't think it's relevant. Good to hear EA seem to be making more than a token effort towards good causes. Credit where credit's due.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft plots Windows updates codenamed "Threshold"

  • andy10 03/12/2013

    @kar Thanks - that's helpful to know! It does sound like an important function. I just wish we could dispense with nonsensical job titles including phrases such as 'evangelist', 'facilitator' and 'troubleshooter'. Reply +5
  • andy10 03/12/2013

    For me, the strangest news is that there's such a thing as a Developer and Platform "Evangelism" group. Because just telling people about it would be far too straightforward. Reply +4
  • Black Friday deals hit Xbox Games Store

  • andy10 26/11/2013

    I'd recommend Battleblock Theatre highly - tons of fun and great multiplayer too. I've been umming and ahhing about picking up Rockstar Table Tennis. Is it worth it? Reply 0
  • Jimmy Fallon shows off the Xbox One

  • andy10 21/11/2013

    You can almost hear a pin drop after he mentions the price. Overall a much flatter demo than the PS4 one last week, though they did have Ice-T helping them out. Reply +45
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PS4 spotted on Amazon Italy

  • andy10 18/11/2013

    Just picked this up for a tenner on the xbox360. Good game, chewed through it in a couple of days. Even on current gen I thought it looked pretty good. Not sure I'd want to go back to it, even if it were to get a lick of paint and... what, some dlc multiplayer maps? Reply +1