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  • Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

  • andy10 27/12/2014

    I love what I've seen from this game so far but seem to have hit a brick wall. I want to gawp at all of that presentation and attention to detail, but it's difficult to juggle that with constantly being hunted by that THING.

    P.T. - Playable Teaser. For my money, the best horror 'game' of the year by far.

    And could those with an aversion to EG video (I include myself in that bracket) perhaps give it a bit of a chance first? I'm all for a bit of variety on the site, as long as it doesn't impinge on the stuff I love. I found Ian Higton's Let's Play videos pretty tiresome but they were easy to ignore and seemed to be enjoyed by others (mainly the kids/unemployed who could be home at 4pm to play along).
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  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • andy10 16/12/2014

    Who's Simon Parking? Is he best mates with Johnny Multistorey?

    (Looks like the typo's been fixed)
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  • Evolve alpha delayed on PS4 due to firmware issues

  • andy10 31/10/2014

    Oh well, that's mildly disappointing, isn't it? I'll live. Reply +6
  • Games with Gold's November offerings include Red Faction: Guerrilla and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

  • andy10 30/10/2014

    Volgarr the Viking looks great and I've always wanted to try it. I hadn't even realised they were porting it to console. Anyone know if they've said anything about a PS4 version?

    Meanwhile, looking forward to Red Faction on the 360 when I (eventually) hook it back up and download all the Games on Gold I've got queued. Always wanted to give that one a go.
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  • Battlefield Hardline launches with nine maps and seven modes

  • andy10 30/09/2014

    The new mode they demoed at EGX - Hotwire? - was great fun. It lead to some real mayhem, car chases and shootouts. Gave a much better indication of the vibe they seem to be going for, and has definitely convinced me after the lacklustre beta. Reply 0
  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • andy10 28/08/2014

    Good luck Ellie and all the best. I was always secretly hoping for a return of the Shame Train:
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  • Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

  • andy10 16/06/2014

    I really enjoyed the alpha - looks sharp, fun little segments of co-op gameplay, generally solid. Two things stuck out for me:

    - I hope in the final game they do a better job of explaining how all of the game types and missions fit together. It took me a while to figure out where to go on the map, what to do and what the point of it all was. And while the UI is nice, I found the inventory/levelling up menus fairly unintuitive for someone who didn't know what he was doing.

    - I found the FOV incredibly restrictive (narrow?). I only ever play console games but am starting to see why PC gamers often bang on about it. The weapons take up half the screen and in the competitive modes it's very difficult to see anything that's happening outside of your very narrow view window. I started to feel mildly nauseous from having to whizz the camera around all the time to keep a tab on everything.

    Overall, minor niggles aside it seemed very promising and I'm looking forward to this one.
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  • Sony's E3 conference

  • andy10 10/06/2014

    Not sure I can last until 2am. Might give Battlefield Hardline a spin though and see how it goes. Reply 0
  • Ubisoft's E3 conference

  • andy10 09/06/2014

    He comes with his own personal camera crew? Reply 0
  • andy10 09/06/2014

    I think he has a hairy face to make up for his baby smooth legs. Reply 0
  • andy10 09/06/2014

    Why do they have to put The Crew straight after The Division? I get those games confused enough as it is. Reply 0
  • You can now buy Battlefield 4 Battlepacks

  • andy10 28/05/2014

    You get a battlepack every level, say around an hour or two of play, so for some people that price may seem worth it.

    But it begs the question: why are you playing the game? Because you actually enjoy it, or because you enjoy the endless pursuit of unlocking more stuff?
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  • Video: Let's Replay Super Mario Kart

  • andy10 19/05/2014

    @smelly You've clearly never had to program in Mode 7! It was like modes 1 to 6 but way harder. Reply +3
  • Microsoft will refund your Xbox Live Gold subscription, post-paywall removal

  • andy10 14/05/2014

    Hooray! I renewed my annual sub on Xbox 360 in February so I could access the online features in Dark Souls 2. Now my Xbox is gathering dust - will definitely try applying for this refund. Reply +1
  • That ET Atari game really was buried in New Mexico

  • andy10 27/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Oh come on, it's just a joke. If instead it'd been Sony involved you could've easily replaced "Ryse" with "Knack". Reply +48
  • Video: See seven minutes of Roll7's Not a Hero in action

  • andy10 24/04/2014

    @BearFishPie You're lucky you haven't run into any issues. I'm not sure what the cause is, but the game consistently crashes for me. If I'm lucky I can play through one level before it hard crashes. At which point I give up playing for another week. I can't remember the last time I played a game this unstable. Reply +3
  • andy10 24/04/2014

    Please. Fix. Olli. Olli. Reply +6
  • Botanicula to bring joy, wonder to iPad next week

  • andy10 24/04/2014

    Fantastic news for ipad owners. I'm still praying for a Vita version. Currently playing through Machinarium and absolutely loving it. Reply +1
  • 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 +45
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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