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  • Elite: Dangerous review

  • arcam 22/12/2014

    Part of me wonders if this is just the nature of a crowd-funded niche game, developed by and for a community that is assumed to know all this stuff by the time they boot up.

    Sounds like Elite is kind of elitist :P
    Reply +10
  • Face-Off: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on PC

  • arcam 22/12/2014

    The 'he started it' arguments are more cringeworthy than whatever it was you were fighting about in the first place.

    You all lost this argument and every post only makes yourselves look even more foolish, why not give it a rest?
    Reply +2
  • Don't call it DRM: what's Denuvo Anti-Tamper?

  • arcam 19/12/2014

    Since Steam holds back the executable until release date these days, most games get their first crack on console - Dragon Age has been cracked for a month on Xbox 360 and PS3.

    Does this help with that problem, or is it PC-only technology?
    Reply +24
  • It's Steam Holiday Sale time

  • arcam 19/12/2014

    Bought Ground Zeroes last night (only £11.38 in the sale).

    It's a brilliant PC port - looks fantastic, runs super smoothly and has every graphics option and tweak you could hope for.

    Technically Konami have done an excellent job, and they've done a great job with the gameplay too.
    Reply +3
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @jabberwocky Oops, sorry. Replies coming in too thick and fast to catch them all. Reply 0
  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @jabberwocky they at no point claimed native 1080p though.

    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2013/11/02/killzone-shadow-fall-campaign-hands-on-new-multiplayer-footage/

    Then there’s the competitive multiplayer mode which, like the game’s campaign, runs at native 1080p and 60 fps.
    Reply +4
  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @WGPlutonium Man you are thick.

    And you are rude.

    Saying truth and accuracy doesn't matter because it's just entertainment is only opinion, certainly not fact, and not agreeing with your naive and ill-thought-out opinion doesn't make me a tool or thick. It just means we disagree.
    Reply +20
  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @PSfourskin That's a myth. The lawsuit was about the caffeine content of the drink, not the lack of wing-giving properties. Reply +3
  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @WGPlutonium It's not a health issue, it's a 'lying to consumers' issue. Horsemeat - food fraud, not food safety

    Regardless, truth in advertising doesn't just apply to health issues, it applies to everything, entertainment or otherwise.
    Reply +17
  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @WGPlutonium Most people couldn't tell the difference between horse meat and beef either but we still expect Tesco to be honest when they tell you what's in the box... Reply +32
  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @WGPlutonium Digital Foundry is not here to keep developer's secrets.

    They're here to cut through the marketing bullshit and tell us what is really happening on screen. That's what they did and Guerrilla Games got found out.

    You should be praising DF for telling us what developers were trying to hide with purposefully misleading language and advertising.
    Reply +40
  • Splash Damage unveils new "reflex-driven" mobile game Tempo

  • arcam 18/12/2014

    @ShiftyGeezer It's iOS only so everyone will be playing on an iPhone.

    Don't know what the difference in latencies are between various iPhones but it's likely to be much smaller than screens from multiple manufacturers.
    Reply +2
  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @PlugMonkey Heh, the worst thing is that if Fox do run that story, we'll get a story on EG about how Fox are reporting the story, and we'll have to go through all this again! :D Reply +6
  • arcam 17/12/2014

    Fox News may have perfected the art but all the media pull the same trick.

    Outrage flows up the chain, it's starts on forums and reddit, gets picked up buy the blogs, which gets picked up by the specialist websites, which gets picked up by the mainstream media. And they all get paid along the way.

    It's just a huge circlejerk of people whipping each other up into a frothing frenzy, and every now and again it's worth reminding people that the issue ain't such a big deal after all.
    Reply +5
  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @PlugMonkey This tiny Russian developer can't force anything.

    If there is a shitstorm, it will be media like EG that created it, and they'll be celebrating because those regular shitstorms, a new outrage every week, pay everyone's wages.
    Reply +2
  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @PlugMonkey Controversy is the whole point of the game.

    Indeed it is, but without people like you posting 'outrageous' gifs and websites like Eurogamer 'demanding' an explanation from Valve, the controversy wouldn't exist.

    The media creates and stokes the controversy and then profits off the back of it.

    All I'm saying is that if you don't think the game deserves recognition then stop doing their PR for them.

    At least Eurogamer gets paid to fan the flames, but by buying into it we are all ensuring that this game will get many more sales than it deserves.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @georgetm1 I don't mean you personally, I mean people on the internet making a huge fuss about a game that really nobody cares about.

    Politicians won't be quaking, mumsnet won't be raging and new laws won't be passed.

    By January everyone will have forgotten all about it and the only people who will care are the website admins counting the hits generated by multiple articles of manufactured outrage.
    Reply +2
  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @georgetm1 watch the media go crazy and get pressure groups to pressure politicians into doing something

    The only way that will happen is if websites like this and internet people like you keep going on about it.

    If you could just live and let live, then very few people would have heard of this game, hardly anyone would buy it and it would just pass us by like all the other poor quality and tasteless games that are released every day.
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  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @bobomb

    I just think art is in the eye of the beholder.

    Definitively proclaiming something to have no artistic merit is somewhat arrogant, but to do so without even experiencing it first is just dumb.
    Reply 0
  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @Retro-Fit And yet the media, who were expressing their outrage without having played the game, didn't see No Russian that way.

    What that should tell you is that should tell you is one man's art is another man's exploitation, and that when it comes to art, no one's view is the 'correct' one.

    The very least you can do is experience it before making judgement.
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  • arcam 17/12/2014

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one here has even played the game, so debating the artistic merit (or lack of it) is rather premature.

    You're making assumptions based on a trailer and media outrage, both of which are extremely shaky foundations on which to build an argument.
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  • arcam 16/12/2014

    @edwardwokhands I agree, it's a total mess. Any relation to journalism has almost completely disappeared. Reply 0
  • arcam 16/12/2014

    @edwardwokhands When people have made their minds up about an issue, they are then willing to easily believe any story that supports their point of view with very little proof or evidence.

    Every anecdote becomes a way to show which side you are on, while the truth of the matter at hand is increasingly irrelevant.

    It's annoying but understandable when commenters fall for this, but it's the exact opposite of what journalists are supposed to be about, and it's disappointing to see EG become so susceptible to it in the last couple of years.
    Reply +1
  • arcam 16/12/2014

    It's a shame IDDQD's post was deleted, presumably for uttering the EG watchword 'SJW'.

    However he made a good point, in that linking the developers to neo-nazis was specious and without much in the way of evidence.

    It''s a hell of an accusation to be throwing around based on hearsay.
    Reply +2
  • arcam 16/12/2014

    Funny how everyone was calling censorship when Target removed GTA from the shelves, but when it's a game you don't like it's just a shop exercising their right to choose... Reply +2
  • Video: The Tekken characters more ridiculous than Lucky Chloe

  • arcam 17/12/2014

    @wyp100 Does that titbit feature in the EG style guide? Reply +4
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition now has free multiplayer DLC

  • arcam 17/12/2014

    Is multiplayer worth a go? Not tried it yet. Reply 0
  • Microsoft now allows you to buy Xbox games with Bitcoin

  • arcam 11/12/2014

    @spamdangled Isn't Bitcoin largely regarded to be a currency mainly used by the black market/ drug dealers?

    Many people think of it like that, particularly as most people first heard of the currency through it's connection with the Silk Road.

    But news like this shows that view is slowly changing - if it was still regarded as a 'criminal currency' MS would not want to be associated with it.

    I think it's more associated with 'nerds' than criminals these days.
    Reply +6
  • arcam 11/12/2014

    @asphaltcowboy I heard there was a guy in Iceland who went to jail after the global banking industry crashed the economy and sent the world into recession.

    Surely that's enough accountability for everyone?

    /s
    Reply +10
  • arcam 11/12/2014

    Pretty huge news for those interested in Bitcoin.

    There has been gradual take-up from big companies recently, but they don't get much bigger than MS.
    Reply +11
  • DICE vows: Final Stand is not the end for Battlefield 4

  • arcam 10/12/2014

    @bioreit They're all too small for Battlefield proper.

    64 players would be very cramped on those maps.
    Reply 0
  • Wasteland developer inXile trademarks Van Buren and Meantime

  • arcam 10/12/2014

    @Porcupine_I Like, if you knew what Van Buren was before you read the article

    He was the 8th President of the US.

    I know this because the gang sign for the Van Buren Boys involves throwing up 8 fingers.

    Reply +7
  • BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

  • arcam 09/12/2014

    The game feels much better since switching to a controller. It's great fun but I'm playing it like an action game.

    It's good that they're working on M+KB controls, but it'll take more than a few tweaks to fix that.

    If they sort out M+KB controls and the tactical camera, maybe I'll raise the difficulty on my next playthrough and play it like the proper tactical combat game it should be...
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  • The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

  • arcam 03/12/2014

    Pretty wide gulf in graphical quality between the (presumably publisher-provided) screenshot and the actual recorded footage in the video below... Reply +62
  • Brianna Wu's next game aims to "replace Twine"

  • arcam 26/11/2014

    @MrTomFTW Hugs?

    xOxO :P
    Reply +1
  • arcam 26/11/2014

    @MrTomFTW I didn't criticise you, or even EG, I don't know why you and spamdangled are getting defensive with me. I have nothing against you removing comments or cleaning up the website.

    I just said EG's stance has been made clear and advised someone not to fight with EG on the matter.

    Frankly if every single word about gamergate and the people involved in it (on both sides) was deleted from this website I'd be a happy man and the website would be much better for it.

    Although I kind of agree with mdeneuve that EG created this big pile of horse manure and so frankly they should have to put up with the smell.
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  • arcam 26/11/2014

    @spamdangled I mean TomFTW, who is a mod. Reply -2
  • arcam 26/11/2014

    @spamdangled I don't want to get into it but I've seen lots of non-abusive messages removed. And Tom's made it clear they will remove comments for any reason they see fit, not just for abuse. Reply -5
  • arcam 26/11/2014

    @L_A_G Rightly or wrongly, EG have spelled out their stance on this and they will not entertain criticism, there is no point in arguing it. Reply -2
  • arcam 26/11/2014

    I came back to Eurogamer today because of Christian Donlan's article, only to find that unbelievably the bullshit "us vs. them" GG comments bitchfest is still happening on the website!

    Did I just choose a bad day to return or has it really been continuing this whole time!?
    Reply +3
  • Catastrophe games: How Spelunky and XCOM helped prepare me for an incurable illness

  • arcam 26/11/2014

    I'd kind of gone off Eurogamer earlier this year and stopped reading/contributing.

    But someone sent me this piece this morning and it has reminded me why I had been reading this site for so many years.

    The content kind of shocked me, especially as Christian has always been one of my favourite games writers, but the article is perfectly written and reminds me there''s more to games writing than slightly fishy reviews and reheated press releases.

    Moving and thought-provoking, thank you.
    Reply +7
  • This War of Mine review

  • arcam 25/11/2014

    Still outselling Call of Duty on Steam, as it has since release :D

    What a shame the weekly charts can't reflect that.
    Reply +15
  • Never Alone review

  • arcam 20/11/2014

    but now I know I'm kisima ingitchuna

    ♫ It means no worries...♫
    Reply -8
  • E3 organiser and trade group ESA speaks out against GamerGate

  • arcam 16/10/2014

    Commentary on the games industry, whether from the public or from the games press, is beyond fucking terrible at the moment and I think I'm gonna stay away from it for a while.

    Public commentary at least has the excuse of that half the public are idiots and 99% of them don't write for a living. Gaming websites don't have that excuse.

    Thanks for a few good years EG.
    Reply +10
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • arcam 15/10/2014

    @Frybird you can't deny that there is a certain chance someone may act on a threat, and it may only take one person.

    I do not, I just question whether all this press will make it more or less likely to happen.

    I kind of compare it to school shootings - my own opinion is that the huge press they get only encourages it.

    IMO most of these idiots aren't actually terrorists, they're just people looking for attention, and this is a reliable way of getting it.

    DON'T FEED THE TROLLS is one of the first things I learned on the internet.
    Reply +5
  • arcam 15/10/2014

    Do EG and all the rest of the games press not realise they are doing more to encourage this than anyone?

    By giving these people the oxygen of publicity you are simply encouraging more and more people to join in and get their moment of fame.

    Hundreds of 'death threats' are made on the internet every day, for reasons ranging from nerfing particular guns in multiplayer games; to missing field goals in football; to dating Justin Bieber.

    The gravity you assign to them, despite not a single one ever coming anywhere near actually being carried out, is only convincing the idiots they have more power than they actually do and making it even more likely to happen again.
    Reply -16
  • Why Ajay Ghale isn't the real star of Far Cry 4

  • arcam 14/10/2014

    Please include the option to repopulate the outposts!

    This was a great addition to Far Cry 3 but we had to wait months for it to be added in a patch.
    Reply +20
  • Destiny averages 3.2m players every day

  • arcam 13/10/2014

    If the average player (among many players!) is playing for 3 hours a day, that's seriously impressive!

    I was dismissive of the first 'numberwang!' press releases because first week sales are mostly about marketing, but playing for 3 hours a day says people are genuinely enjoying it and sticking with it.

    It seems this game is better than I thought!
    Reply +11
  • What the hell is Gamechurch?

  • arcam 10/10/2014

    I think of the irritating guy who used to spring out and shout "you're going to hell!" when I walked home. How did he know where I was off to?

    I actually LOLed.

    OK sorry, now to read the rest.
    Reply +1
  • Solo Dragon Age: Inquisition has ~200 hours of content

  • arcam 10/10/2014

    @FallingStickman I'm happy to disagree :)

    And please don't interpret my point as saying that you or any other console player is immature or unintelligent, I am not.

    I am making broad generalisations which are notoriously unreliable when trying to apply them to any individual.

    But businesses often make decisions based on broad generalisations too.
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