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  • Ryse on PC won't feature micro-transactions

  • arcam 26/09/2014

    The vast number of technical tweaks to Ryse on PC is detailed in full over on Crytek's blog.

    Wouldn't be more interesting to write about those instead of in-game transactions?

    edit: and that link is broken too.
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  • Bethesda warns: you should have 4GB of VRAM to play The Evil Within PC

  • arcam 26/09/2014

    @bobmcboomboom I'm taking all this with a pinch of salt.

    Why would any developer refuse to reveal minimum requirements, insisting they will only say what's needed for their 'vision'?

    And then the only specs they are prepared to reveal are owned by less than 2% of gamers?

    Personally I think your card will be just fine. I have a 4 year-old card with 1GB VRAM and think that will be fine too.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia have 'encouraged' them to take this approach to help sales of the new 4GB cards that have got so much press in the last week.

    TL;DR Don't take this as gospel truth, just wait for the game to come out to see what's really required.
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  • arcam 26/09/2014

    @bobmcboomboom I'm sure it will, although maybe not a maxsettings/60FPS.

    But who knows, developers are being very coy.
    Reply +1
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

  • arcam 24/09/2014

    @Liuwil Excellent advice from someone who's clearly talking from experience. Agreed on all points. Reply +3
  • arcam 24/09/2014

    @PearOfAnguish Definitely can send it back if he really wants to. Consumer Contracts Regulations give you 14 days to return an item bought online, the retailer must abide by these rules. Reply +5
  • arcam 24/09/2014

    I've been gaming on a 460 GTX since 2010, and this is the card convincing me to finally upgrade! :D

    Just in time for GTA V, Dragon Age Origins and The Witcher 3 too!
    Reply +38
  • Wasteland 2 breaks $1.5m revenue in four days

  • arcam 24/09/2014

    @chucklepie Steam/Valve doesn't set any prices, so wouldn't that make InXile the rip-off merchants? Reply 0
  • arcam 24/09/2014

    @CaptainKid I actually don't believe they have sold 1.5 million copies in four days

    This has been on sale as an Early Access title since last year, I assume those sales are included too. Or it's just $1.5m revenue.

    The article seems to suggest 1.5m copies sold in four days but that does seem extremely unlikely.
    Reply +6
  • arcam 24/09/2014

    This game cost me just $15 and my (inane) Eurogamer comment from 2 years ago is still quoted on their main Kickstarter page.

    Proud to have backed this and really glad it has been a success. Just maybe some publishers will be encouraged by so many sales and we can get back to a position where developers don't have to beg for money from the public years in advance just to get an interesting game made.
    Reply +15
  • Yes, Triad Wars is free to play, but is it pay to win?

  • arcam 24/09/2014

    But will we ever see a true sequel to Sleeping Dogs?

    It seems clear that Triad Wars is an attempt to expose as many people as possible to the Sleeping Dogs universe, and if it succeeds in doing that then a Sleeping Dogs sequel is much more likely.
    Reply +9
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain reveals adorable pet dog

  • arcam 22/09/2014

    If they add fish AI this could be the best game ever. Reply +10
  • Call of Duty maker Activision moves to dismiss former dictator Manuel Noriega's "absurd lawsuit"

  • arcam 22/09/2014

    Never thought I'd find myself saying this but I'm rooting for Noriega :P Reply -14
  • A Destiny story summary for people who dozed off

  • arcam 18/09/2014

    I've seen more of Tom Bramwell since he 'left' than I ever did while he was top dog at EG! Reply +5
  • World of Diving Early Access review

  • arcam 18/09/2014

    It's probably Lara Croft's fault, but nobody likes the underwater sections in games

    You'll need to go back further than that! It was the underwater levels in the original Sonic the Hedgehog (and the panic-inducing music) that started my phobia...
    Reply +16
  • Ridiculous AirVR headset straps a mobile device to your face

  • arcam 18/09/2014

    @gizmo Just curious, what projector did you get?

    I'm very tempted and have been thinking about getting one (for PC), despite its immense impracticality in my tiny house.
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  • Destiny becomes world's best-selling new IP

  • arcam 17/09/2014

    Continued sales are the real sign of a quality, long-lasting franchise. Week 1 sales are the sign of a successful marketing campaign.

    Watchdogs and Destiny breaking records is evidence that the business of selling games is getting better and better, but IMO it is not evidence that games themselves are improving.
    Reply +30
  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • arcam 17/09/2014

    @kinky_mong I don't remember them, but I shall refrain from googling Great Fairy tits until I finish work. Reply +19
  • arcam 17/09/2014

    @Kami That makes a lot of sense.

    It's not that I'm anti-boobs, just that it was a bit of a shock compared to the Zelda series I remember - but as you rightly point out, this is not that same Zelda.

    I accept the boobs and allow them to stand.
    Reply +23
  • arcam 17/09/2014

    OK, bracing for downvotes but what's with the giant tits in that second screenshot!?

    That's not the Legend of Zelda I remember...
    Reply +31
  • Microsoft unveils wired Xbox One controller for Windows PC

  • arcam 17/09/2014

    @Ian-Beale It is the exact same! Reply +4
  • arcam 17/09/2014

    @djiezes There is a technical reason in that it requires a hardware dongle that doesn't exist, but it's hard to imagine that MS couldn't make that if they wanted to.

    As far as I'm aware MS haven't given any indication of when it might be available so I guess we just have to wait.
    Reply +2
  • arcam 17/09/2014

    It's pretty disappointing that almost a year later we still can't use the controller wirelessly. Reply +7
  • Watch Dogs: Bad Blood shows off its new tricks

  • arcam 15/09/2014

    Ubisoft's open world sausage factory approach

    I thought this was a reference to Ubisoft's lack of female characters...
    Reply +44
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • arcam 15/09/2014

    We respect the independent spirit that has made Minecraft great
    No you don't. You never do.
    Reply +73
  • Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies open beta release date announced

  • arcam 11/09/2014

    'Western' version of Counter-Strike would surely be Cowboys vs Indians... Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • arcam 09/09/2014

    Best of luck Tom.

    I've had my criticisms but it's no coincidence that apart from the BBC, Eurogamer is literally the only site on the internet that have visited and contributed to almost daily for 10+ years.

    The good news is that Oli is probably the best addition I've seen during that time, and it makes me happy he was chosen to be editor.

    The king is dead, long live the king.
    Reply +13
  • PS3 and Xbox 360 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delayed

  • arcam 09/09/2014

    @miseryguts Of course you can! Presumably you get decent performance in other games and it's not like this is some kind of graphics powerhouse. Reply 0
  • arcam 09/09/2014

    PC is getting it before anyone (in Europe)! A rare treat.

    Great news, can't pin down exactly why but I'm really quite hyped for this game.
    Reply +7
  • Staring into the eyes of FIFA 15's new player ratings

  • arcam 09/09/2014

    All Tom writes about any more is FIFA and sexism :( Reply +7
  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • arcam 08/09/2014

    Our team estimates it would take thousands of gamers to ensure each potential public space in Destiny would be populated

    Unfortunately all 'gamers' sadly died during #gamergate, apparently.
    Reply +23
  • Fire the US Army's next-gen laser cannon with an Xbox controller

  • arcam 08/09/2014

    @oceanmotion As below, it will work with a USB cable but no-one's really gonna switch unless you can use it wirelessly like the 360 controller.

    Anyway, it was just a joke :P
    Reply +2
  • arcam 08/09/2014

    @stormrider77 they already released the drivers back in June

    They only work if you use a cable, as far as I know you still can't use them wirelessly.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 08/09/2014

    Maybe it'll encourage MS to hurry up with those Xbone controller drivers for Windows.

    If they're gonna stick with the 360 controller, let's hope they don't have quick weapon switch on that dodgy d-pad.
    Reply +5
  • Digital copies of Destiny can be upgraded to new consoles for free

  • arcam 08/09/2014

    @Dinomo Embargo until the day before release, reviews from major sites all came out then. But EG only added a score a week later, after it could be tried in real-world conditions. Reply +1
  • arcam 08/09/2014

    Reviewers are getting the game at the same time as consumers, and it'll take more than a few days to play it properly, so I'd imagine EG's review at the end of this week at the very earliest. Reply 0
  • UK chart: The Sims 4 finds a home in the top spot

  • arcam 08/09/2014

    @Darren I was going to buy Sims 4 but it looks so much like Sims 3, which I picked up incredibly cheap in a Humble Bundle

    So that's where it came from!

    I found The Sims 3 in my Origin account this weekend but couldn't think how it got there, but now I remember that Humble Bundle with Mirror's Edge and Dead Space :D
    Reply +1
  • Ryse PC release date revealed

  • arcam 04/09/2014

    @mega-gazz I'd be interested to see if it really does deserve It's criticism as it was tough to get a genuine opinion when the game was surrounded by console launch hype and fanboy wars.

    Yeah that was my thinking too. The game was mostly talked about in its position as a launch title for a new console, rather than just discussing the game itself - a bit like Killzone and Dead Rising.

    @slk486 Short is OK with me, often I prefer a short game than one that overstays its welcome.
    Reply +5
  • arcam 04/09/2014

    @Toploader @cyacomini

    Thanks guys, I think I'll pick it up.

    35 is over my limit even for a new, well reviewed game so I'll probably get it on a CD key site, but it doesn't appear to be on any of those yet...
    Reply +2
  • arcam 04/09/2014

    I know this isn't supposed to be much cop, but I love the Roman era, don't mind shallowness in a hack and slash, and it's really nice to look at even on an Xbox.

    Please tell me there's someone here at EG that enjoyed it despite its bad rep? I wanna get it.
    Reply +10
  • Amazon Fire TV now available to buy in the UK

  • arcam 04/09/2014

    @rudedudejude You need a licence if you watch live TV, if you don't watch live TV you don't need one. The device you use doesn't really matter. Reply +19
  • Nintendo's Amiibo figurines cost 10.99 each in the UK

  • arcam 04/09/2014

    @midnight_walker Reminds me of the classic Leo walk

    Reply +10
  • Sega claims Gearbox led the marketing for Aliens: Colonial Marines

  • arcam 04/09/2014

    I'd be wary of accepting these email s as truth.

    Sega have their own version of events to push, and this 'leak' is evidence provided by the lawyers of only one side.
    Reply -8
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • arcam 03/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey Where is there an argument to be had?

    The problem seems to be that many gamers and readers of these websites feel like they are being told to behave better when they have done nothing wrong.

    All these articles have not made it clear enough who they are condemning.

    While everyone can get on board with condemning people who make death or rape threats (this is so obvious it barely needs to be said IMO) there are many people who feel they are being criticised for not being 'inclusive' enough.

    Rightly or wrongly, many gamers feel like a bunch or games journos are accusing them of racism and sexism and general intolerance, and they are getting defensive about it. If someone calls me a misogynist I will not accept that label, I will push back and tell them they are wrong. Because they are wrong.

    I have to assume that most websites do not believe that a large proportion of their readers are hateful and prejudiced, and so IMO the main problem here is one of miscommunication.
    Reply +7
  • arcam 03/09/2014

    @svenjl They ask us to report threats and misogyny when we see it on Twitter or Reddit, but not when we see it in the games they make. Why not?

    They could encourage us to report it, and they could commit to banning offenders and rooting it out of their games.

    It's the one area where they are in a position to actually make a difference and they don't even mention it.
    Reply +6
  • arcam 03/09/2014

    @TarickStonefire we are all aware that there are 'gamers' and there are 'people who enjoy games'.

    Are we? I never knew there was a difference until I heard people claiming that this week.

    If 'gamers' is not supposed to mean 'people who play games', then you are using the wrong word.

    If they are exclusively addressing trolls and assholes, then stick to using those terms.

    It makes zero sense to use the word 'gamers' and then claim it doesn't apply to people who play games.

    Even if you think it does make sense, you certainly shouldn't be surprised that people get the wrong end of the stick when you completely change the meaning of a word "for the purposes of this discussion".
    Reply +11
  • arcam 02/09/2014

    10 years ago the internet taught me not to feed the trolls.

    In the last few weeks the games press has laid on a magnificent feast fit for a king, and now appears to be wondering why the trolls are beating at their door trying to get in.
    Reply +21
  • arcam 02/09/2014

    Although of course I agree with the sentiment (every right-thinking person agrees that threats of violence are A Bad Thing), and I have so far stayed out of the comments threads on these issues, I have to admit that I'm starting to get a bit sick of all the fingers that games journalists are wagging at me.

    This isn't about gamers, it's about idiots on the internet, and I wish people would stop assuming I or anyone else on this website is one of those because I put a joypad in my hand.

    Besides, who are these games journalists to lecture me on morality? There are a higher proportion of games journalists who have happily compromised their own integrity and ethics for decades than there are gamers making death threats, of that I am sure. Collusion with the businesses running the games industry is the norm, not the exception, and yet you want to stand here and tell us how WE are going wrong?

    Maybe we should be advising you on how to act instead of the other way around?

    The constant moralising from an industry that will abandon their morals at the drop of a hat if the money is right is rather hard to take, and you'll have to excuse me if I prefer to take my life lessons from a more qualified source.
    Reply +89
  • The past lives forever in Pillars of Eternity

  • arcam 03/09/2014

    Putting off starting the beta until I finish Divinity: Original Sin. Gotta try fitting in the new Dragon Age somewhere there too, although DOS and PoE feel a bit special because I backed them right from the beginning. It's encouraging the way they are turning out.

    And thanks Dan, for introducing me to the word "truculent". Always nice to learn something when reading an EG article :D Especially as I've been a bit truculent myself on this website the last few days, heh.
    Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Metro Redux

  • arcam 01/09/2014

    One is upscaled, the other isn't. It doesn't really matter whether it's the Xbox or the TV doing the upscaling.

    @voden, I agree with you that a native image is clearly better than an upscaled one. Although I don't find it disgraceful, I just find it puzzling that so many people think it makes little difference...

    edit: though to be clear I haven't seen Metro Redux running on an Xbox or a PS4.
    Reply -4
  • Telltale's Game of Thrones series setting teased

  • arcam 01/09/2014

    The Walking Dead's episode release schedule was fine, I don't know why so many people have a problem with it.

    I love the episodic nature of these games, it's like a video game mini-series/boxset, and as a bit of a GoT fanboy, my hopes for this series are higher than Winterfell's Broken Tower :P
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