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  • Ridge Racer Unbounded servers shut down in Europe

  • arcam 27/02/2015

    I could never get past the title of this game.

    I know 'unbounded' is a perfectly cromulent word but it just doesn't look right on the box.
    Reply +6
  • Early Access games done right

  • arcam 27/02/2015

    Some of these games really deserve more press. Beseige is innovative and so much fun, and a few words about that would surely be much more interesting than news about an update to the iOS Destiny app.

    Reply +18
  • Future Assassin's Creed games will have "more robust modern day" than Unity

  • arcam 27/02/2015

    @abeeken Rome would be excellent

    'Et tu, Ezio?' :D

    This also includes a great bit set in occupied France which has you scaling the Eiffel Tower as German planes shoot at you. It's a scripted sequence but as a taster of what could be, it's brilliant.

    Not played it, but I saw a video of this and it looked sweet! It was the most interesting thing I've seen in AC since a long time ago, although I've probably missed a lot in the last few years.
    Reply 0
  • arcam 27/02/2015

    @abeeken I did like it, it's just that none of the sequels really seem to do anything new that would warrant playing it again.

    At least if they did concentrate more on the modern day bits it might be different enough for me to show some interest again.

    Although I'm also a bit of history buff, and if they did one set in ancient Rome or WWI that might be enough to turn my head.
    Reply -1
  • arcam 27/02/2015

    @abeeken Eight down, twenty to go then. Still sounds like a hell of a lot to Assassin's Creed to me!

    But then I've only played one and a half, which was enough AC for me. Maybe in twenty years I'll give it another go ;)
    Reply 0
  • arcam 27/02/2015

    @TheDeadlyMrMoo If I can shoot rabbits, then I can shoot Ubisoft producers. Reply +1
  • Anger over lack of local co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

  • arcam 25/02/2015

    It's really about time EG had nested comments, so if people want to go off at each other, they can do it without clogging up the rest of the comments thread. Reply +8
  • arcam 25/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Choice is the way forward, especially on PC. Reply +8
  • arcam 25/02/2015

    Punishment for misleading advertising has now become so toothless that companies are quite happy to advertise a feature they know has a good chance of not happening because there will be no consequences.

    For some reason people seem to think games don't have to be held to the same standards as other products when it comes to marketing.

    I'd love to see someone in the media, maybe a popular games website for Europeans, take up the challenge standing up for consumers on this topic.
    Reply +9
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed yet again

  • arcam 24/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I think it will be after the wait as Max Payne3 looked and played great on PC

    Max Payne 3 doesn't get the respect it deserves IMO.
    Reply +5
  • arcam 24/02/2015

    I generally don't mind waiting - I'm not in a hurry and I rarely get to games on release date anyway, but it is starting to get a little silly now...

    Next time they should probably get a bit more of the game finished before announcing release dates :P
    Reply +8
  • Hunger Games film studio Lionsgate announces Telltale Games partnership

  • arcam 24/02/2015

    Our goal is to create products that have a legitimate chance of winning both a Golden Globe and a Game of the Year
    Good luck! The Walking Dead came pretty close to doing that I guess, but it sounds like an extremely difficult task.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 24/02/2015

    @dancingrob Transformers is constantly criticised, and Star Wars compared to Hunger Games or Divergent? Please... Reply 0
  • Valve to debut new VR hardware at GDC next week

  • arcam 24/02/2015

    @Mr_Git Everyone wants HL3 of course, but I find it almost impossible to imagine we haven't had it yet because Valve can't be arsed or aren't bothered any more.

    It seems to me that they want to make sure it is an amazing game that breaks new ground like the games before it. They know the world expects and they don't want to disappoint.

    Of course making a ground-breaking game is very difficult, and people telling you to hurry up doesn't make it an easier or quicker.

    In the meantime, they've released plenty of other stuff for us to enjoy while they work on what is their flagship series.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 24/02/2015

    This "Valve should get back to making games" argument is so mindless.

    They make as many, or more games than most other studios (a game every 1-2 years) and they are games that are literally some of the most popular and critically acclaimed on the planet. Even the old games get constant substantial updates.

    Do you really want Valve to turn into one of those companies that releases a sequel for each franchise every November?
    Reply +1
  • arcam 24/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer I'm sure the controller won't need third-party set-up. There's plenty of things to question about it, but I'd imagine compatibility to be the least of it's issues. Reply +1
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • arcam 23/02/2015

    At least his mum has assured his real name is all over the internet tied to rather embarrassing story.

    So instead of just getting over it in a couple of days, there is a permanent record of it so five years from now future schoolmates can pass videos of him crying on the internet round the school.

    Everybody wins!
    Reply +6
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @Jonnie_k What a cunty thing to do. His age is irrelevant here as this could have happened to anyone.

    His age is pretty relevant. If this was a thirty-year-old man crying on Twitch because someone deleted his Destiny character I think this comments thread would have a slightly different flavour :P
    Reply +1
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @Frybird It's supposed to be a conversation-killer.

    There's no point us arguing about whether or not he is too young to play Destiny, because we know nothing about the child and it's none of our business anyway.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @Frybird Of course, in an ideal world the parent would be educated enough that, if he lets him play COD, he makes sure that he'll only do it while being in a party chat with friends and with others muted.

    That may be your ideal world, but it wouldn't be everyone's, and that's why we leave it up to the parents to make the decision.
    Reply +3
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @RGeefe This isn't "trolling", it's bullying.

    Trolling has lost all meaning in the media, it now means anything from correcting someone's grammar to threatening to rape and murder them.
    Reply +10
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @cybertenchi Presumably the shop 'supplied' it to his parents, not directly to the child, so no one has done anything wrong.

    Anyway this story is from the US, where those laws don't apply.
    Reply 0
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @JadedEntity Luckily we haven't yet reached the stage where the government has more control over what a child does than his parents, although judging from some of these comments you might think some people actually want that! Reply +3
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @cybertenchi Both his parents, and the outlet that sold the game are breaking the law.

    I am no expert but that simply cannot be true.

    It might be illegal to buy it if under-age, but it's up to his parents what he plays when in the privacy of his own home.
    Reply +6
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @paulf Victim shaming? Come on dude.

    He lost his character, this has happened a hundred times to all of us for one reason or another, it's really not a big deal.

    He learned that people can be dicks on the internet, that's a valuable lesson and paid very little to learn it.
    Reply +13
  • arcam 23/02/2015

    Here's a much happier video of a child getting trolled on Twitch from last week.

    ASCII Hitler faces aside, it's actually an uplifting watch :)

    Reply +9
  • What it's like playing as Hitler in Hearts of Iron 4

  • arcam 23/02/2015

    I've had plenty of good times playing as a Nazi, why would I be bothered by playing as the king of the Nazis?

    If Hitler was any good with a panzerfaust I'd let him fight with my Wehrmacht army in Company of Heroes :P
    Reply +6
  • Don't buy Darkest Dungeon from the Windows Game Store, dev warns

  • arcam 23/02/2015

    @reelbigkris Are 'your work' aware of it? Do they do anything to try and stop it?

    I'm wondering if this is more a case of publishers unable to do anything about it, or whether they just don't have the time or resources to try.
    Reply 0
  • Nvidia facing legal action over GTX 970 specs

  • arcam 23/02/2015

    I still love the card, I put it through its paces when I got it and I'm very happy with performance. It was benchmarks, not advertising, that convinced me to buy it, and those benchmarks were real.

    However I'm not happy that Nvidia apparently tried to pull one over on me, so I'm glad to see them being challenged on this.
    Reply +22
  • Mean Girls: The Game review

  • arcam 20/02/2015

    But you can't just throw in a load of quotes and fan service and expect to get an amazing review
    FTFY
    Reply +4
  • EA adds England legend Bobby Moore to FIFA 15

  • arcam 20/02/2015

    @jetsetwillie I'm not really sure. It's not like she's saying anything offensive.

    Maybe it's because it sounds like EA wrote a statement for her to make about her dead husband, in order to sell some extra sticker packs.

    Or maybe I'm an awful person for judging a widow's motivations.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 20/02/2015

    Why do I find that quote from his wife so creepy and off-putting? Reply -4
  • DICE wants Battlefield 4 players to help build a new map

  • arcam 20/02/2015

    @Defecationqueen I guess maybe it's the difference with playing on console?

    On PC, Bad Company's small maps, lack of vehicles and low player count felt much more like COD to me than the huge 64 player battles with jets, choppers and tanks in BF3 and BF4.

    Agree with you about Metro though, but that map is by far the tightest and is more the exception than the rule.
    Reply +3
  • arcam 20/02/2015

    @Defecationqueen What? I love Bad Company too, but of all the Battlefield games, that was the closest they have come to Call of Duty... Reply +4
  • arcam 20/02/2015

    I remember when there were hundreds of user-made maps for Battlefield :( Reply +8
  • Introducing MetaBomb - our experimental new games portal

  • arcam 18/02/2015

    Should we expect GiantBomb to sue for trademark abuse?!

    Seriously, it looks like a great site with a ton of good content - if you guys can do this in your spare time maybe rauper isn't working you hard enough! :P
    Reply +8
  • The sorry state of The Stomping Land, another abandoned Kickstarter video game

  • arcam 18/02/2015

    Even Kickstarter's most ardent supporters have always known there will be projects that never see the light of day - in fact, I'm surprised there haven't been more - so people taking an I-told-you-so attitude are kind of missing the point...

    Stories like this haven't put me off Kickstarter - in my opinion it's been a massive success from day 1 and the whole crowd-funding thing has gone as well as anyone could possibly expect.
    Reply +5
  • Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

  • arcam 17/02/2015

    @DAN.E.B there's a lot of indie games on steam that use popular franchise names within there title
    I'm sure it's not just honest coincidence


    And yet we're expected to believe that all those popular franchises risk losing their trademarks unless they sue RIGHT NOW!
    Reply +1
  • arcam 17/02/2015

    @rockavitch but the law is what it is, could do with a review but as it stands they "had" to challenge.

    There is no law that says you have to sue if someone uses part of your trademark!

    Zenimax weren't forced into do this, they chose to.

    The whole notion that of losing your trademark if you don't protect it at every turn is way overtstated. It's often used as an excuse by sue-happy companies.

    A trademark can become genericised if it is constantly used elsewhere without challenge (and rightly so), but this in no way requires you to sue every time part of the trademark is used. If that was a legal requirement it would be happening constantly and the courts would have no time for anything else.
    Reply +2
  • New Rock Band 3 DLC hints at series return

  • arcam 17/02/2015

    That's a cool and clever way of announcing their return!

    Unfortunately I'm not really interested in the game coming back, but I can appreciate a good bit of marketing!
    Reply +2
  • Molyneux's broken promise to Curiosity winner honoured by Devolver

  • arcam 13/02/2015

    Character looks a bit thin and gangly, with unremarkable clothing. Reply +56
  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @Retroid They definitely weren't saying that. You might want to read them again. Reply +2
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    The real problem is the people who think this is a realistic or typical portrayal of modern gaming.



    We managed to get past being called Satanists in the 80s (we weren't), and potential school shooters in the 90s (we weren't), and I am sure we'll get past being called women-haters (we aren't).
    Reply +9
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @Retroid And I've 'advised' the gaming media to take a more nuanced look at the situation and not simplify it into a black and white, heroes vs villains narrative.

    I think the gaming media are as likely to take my advice as GGers are to take yours.
    Reply +4
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @Retroid I don't side with either of these camps, but I identify with a large number of people who reject having ethics and morality dictated to them by the gaming media who have shown a unarguable lack of ethics in the past.

    I reckon a large part of the #gamergate movement is part of it for that reason, not because they hate women in games.
    Reply +9
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @dirtysteve you're either with us or against us

    This is the reason I can't align myself with the gaming media on this issue.

    It made me hate Bush even though I didn't support Al Queda, and it makes me hate the anti-GG movement even though I don't support GG.

    Anyone who insists that everyone subscribe to their point of view will instantly make a lot of opponents out of principle, and the gaming media did just that. Gamergate wouldn't exist without them.
    Reply +10
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @DonDada Indeed, the gaming media decided the problem was with gamers - not trolls, not internet tough guys, not misogynists - but 'gamers'.

    There's no point in blaming the mainstream media for generalising and stigmatising gamers when the specialist media already did that themselves in a coordinated campaign last year.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @nickthegun Mad with no games, but happy 'cause free
    And the internet to a player is the place to be,
    Got a death threat in my outbox, hope I don't get banned,
    Twitter on my phone, my mobile's close at hand
    Reply +2
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    @FuzzyDuck Ice-T has been acting since the 1990s... Reply +2
  • arcam 12/02/2015

    Amazing TV, these TV writers have true talent and insight, and really know how to take a considered and nuanced look at an important issue. Reply +4