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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Forza Horizon 2 demo

  • berelain 18/09/2014

    @obidanshinobi
    Can't see a driving game on the horizon that looks as much fun as this.
    I see what you did there!
    Reply +3
  • berelain 18/09/2014

    @Alex_Star You're talking about the original FH there, though. FH2 seems to do something magical with it's frame blending that makes it feel even smoother than it actually is. Reply 0
  • berelain 18/09/2014

    @ipar I don't dislike the machine (actually it gets a lot of regular use, just not for gaming) but the exclusives just haven't really grabbed me yet - mind you, neither have the exclusives on the PS4. Very much looking forward to Halo MCC, but I think Forza Horizon 2 is the first "next gen" game I've been truly excited for. Reply +1
  • berelain 18/09/2014

    @ipar I've doubted mine many times, largely because of the disappointment of Forza 5. Crimson Dragon kept me going until now. Reply -8
  • berelain 18/09/2014

    If I ever doubted my decision to buy an Xbox One, Forza Horizon 2 has vindicated me completely. Its plays brilliantly, the atmosphere is electric, and the visuals are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

    And you can barely notice that it runs at 30fps and not 60, same as it was with the original Forza Horizon.

    I need to go preorder it now actually...
    Reply +13
  • Microsoft unveils wired Xbox One controller for Windows PC

  • berelain 17/09/2014

    So... it's the standard Xbox One pad in a PC-friendly box, then?

    If they sort it out so that games will recognise it as an Xbox 360 pad, then it'd be perfect. For now it's just a great controller, but I'll stick to my 360 pads for PC gaming since most Steam games support them better.
    Reply +15
  • Hearthstone has been downloaded by 20 million players

  • berelain 16/09/2014

    I agree with Pandy - the number is completely irrelevant. I was one of those 20 million downloads, for example (actually, probably two, since I downloaded it to my Desktop machine and to my Surface) but I've only played it once before uninstalling.

    Now, if you've got 20 million active players, that's impressive.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • berelain 15/09/2014

    I'm expecting this to get average reviews, just because it's a big new release and people seem to love to hate a success story. But I'm absolutely loving it. I find the world and story engaging, the visuals stellar, and I'm having a blast in the Crucible, which I didn't really expect to bother with. Even without the Patrol missions, MMO-style events and endgame, I'd have been a happy camper for the single player missions alone. Reply +6
  • Blizzard to nerf two popular Hearthstone cards

  • berelain 12/09/2014

    Is this *really* worthy of a news story? Will Eurogamer be reporting patch notes for all games in future?

    I bloody hope not, because people who play the games can read the patch notes for themselves without having to have a news site spell it out for them, surely?

    /in a grump this morning
    Reply -15
  • Forza Horizon 2 Xbox One car list revealed in full

  • berelain 10/09/2014

    @cowell but it's too many letters... ;D Reply 0
  • berelain 10/09/2014

    Solid lineup -though I'm still a bit baffled as to why no SEAT cars are making their way into Forza games these days. The Citroen offering is similarly missing...

    Still, cannot wait for this.
    Reply +4
  • How to remove Dead Rising 3 PC's 30fps cap

  • berelain 05/09/2014

    And not only that, but the game defaults to 720p resolution, so you have to dig deep into the options to access higher pixel-counts.
    So... just like a good deal of PC games then? What a pointless statement.
    Reply +1
  • Amazon Fire TV now available to buy in the UK

  • berelain 04/09/2014

    @VideoGameAddict25 The PS4 controller is 45.

    Anyway, yeah, no. I don't really think Amazon has a market here - the Chromecast does everything most people will want it to and is less than half the price. And for everyone else, there Apple TV or whatever set-top box / Smart TV they already have.
    Reply +5
  • Dance Central Spotlight out now for Xbox One

  • berelain 03/09/2014

    Damn, I wasn't going to bite, but at 8 I might just give it a try. I bought and really enjoyed the previous Dance Central games, so what the hell. Reply +3
  • Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

  • berelain 29/08/2014

    Xenoblade Chronicles' just-announced 3DS port will only be available for the new 3DS and 3DS XL designs.

    Nintendo's new hardware revisions include a beefier CPU, which will be required to get the Wii game running
    Well, fuck you too Nintendo. Might just sell my current 3DS now while its still worth something, given I haven't had a reason to turn it on for months and now I'm likely to have even less.
    Reply +2
  • Xbox One snappable media player, Party updates roll out to preview members

  • berelain 29/08/2014

    Just spotted this on the Microsoft page:

    Stream TV to SmartGlass Launching first in markets receiving the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you will be able to stream your TV across your home network to your smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. You can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on Xbox One.
    That's a rather encouraging prospect.
    Reply +9
  • PS4 version of Dust: An Elysian Tail announced

  • berelain 29/08/2014

    I found Dust hugely enjoyable after picking it up on the PC a few months ago. Definitely an underrated gem. Reply 0
  • Capcom files lawsuit against Koei Tecmo for patent infringement

  • berelain 27/08/2014

    How to make your company look like a collection of arseholes, step 1.

    Is this just because Capcom doesn't have any new games to release, so they're trying to get money out of other companies for basically making some expansion packs?
    Reply 0
  • Nvidia Shield Tablet review

  • berelain 07/08/2014

    Doesn't sound like a bad device, though I'd still opt to spend a little bit more and go for the Surface Pro - not only do you then get Steam in-home streaming, you also get a pretty damn fast tablet PC that can do most things you throw at it.

    If it's purely gaming you're after, though, you're still far better served with a Vita I'd have thought.
    Reply +1
  • Sony is being sued for Killzone failing to deliver "native 1080p" multiplayer

  • berelain 07/08/2014

    Gamer self-entitlement strikes again. Reply +15
  • Sacred 3 review

  • berelain 01/08/2014

    Wow. That's a massive disappointment... I thoroughly loved Sacred 2 (enough that I bought it twice, then bought its expansion, then it's Gold edition when it arrived on Steam) and to hear that they've removed almost everything that made it so special... well. Thats really, really disheartening. Reply +8
  • Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura re-imagines Batman

  • berelain 24/07/2014

    Looks fuggin awesome. WANT.

    Seriously, I'd pay for this skin if Rocksteady wanted to put it in the next Arkham game...
    Reply +1
  • Here's why you should care about Hyrule Warriors

  • berelain 22/07/2014

    I've always enjoyed the various Musuo titles (not just Tecmo Koei's) but recently I've discovered a real love for the Dynasty Warriors series since trying Dynasty Warriors Next on the Vita.

    Dynasty Warriors 8 is an absolute masterpiece - I've sunk countless hours into the game's Ambition mode, and my cousin and I have been blasting through the campaign on Co-Op. It's bonkers, ridiculous, over-the-top action, and I bloody love it. In many ways its the modern evolution of the brawler genre, and you have to give the game some kudos for its breadth of content - DW8 has something ridiculous like 80 playable characters with 80 different weapon types, not to mention an embarrassment of riches in its story content and various other game modes.

    I've never found the combat dull, either - perhaps that's because I grew up on brawlers like Streets of Rage, where a couple of combos was all you had to make it through the game, yet we still sat there and played it through time and time again. Theres no denying that it works far better as a co-op game, though.

    As for Hyrule Warriors... it's very nearly enough reason to make me buy a Wii U, and that is high praise coming from me.
    Reply +6
  • What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

  • berelain 19/07/2014

    I have a Surface Pro, and there's one amazing feature that makes it a magnificent gaming tablet - Steam In-Home streaming. I can play any game installed on my desktop streamed to my tablet, pretty much lag-free and with all the graphical bells and whistles. And it's divine. Reply 0
  • Divinity: Original Sin review

  • berelain 09/07/2014

    I am so proud to have been part of the kickstarter for Divinity: Original Sin. It's the most enjoyable, inventive, and downright brilliant RPG I've played in a very, very long time. I've only played about 10 hours or so (I stayed away from the Alpha / beta releases so as not to spoil the game for myself), but it's been fantastic. Reply +16
  • EA responds to fan outcry over The Sims 4 missing features

  • berelain 08/07/2014

    So, hang on. Their explanation for not including features that were in the previous Sims game is that they've put in some new stuff?

    How is this in any way acceptable? Gamers expect new stuff in a sequel. Hells, without new stuff and redone bits its not really a sequel, is it? It'd be like a new Final Fantasy game missing the magic system because, you know, they had to make some new characters. Or a Dark Souls game where the bonfires had to be removed because FROM were too busy putting in a new enemy.

    Or a Gran Turismo game where Polyphony just recycled cars and tracks from a PS2 version of the game... oh wait.
    Reply +4
  • Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark review

  • berelain 30/06/2014

    Shock. I knew this was going to be bad as soon as I heard that High Moon studios weren't doing it and that it was going to tie in with the films.

    Just get High Moon back to do an actual sequel to War for cybertron, which was superb, and send this half-transformed mess to Unicron to be devoured. It's rubbish like this that gives the Junkicons a bad name...
    Reply +2
  • Video: 11 minutes of exclusive Kingdom Under Fire 2 gameplay

  • berelain 30/06/2014

    I loved the KUF games back on the Xbox, and even enjoyed Circle of Doom on the 360 to a degree. They were the games that first really got me into the Dynasty Warriors style of mass combat, and I've been looking forward to this for a long, long time.

    I'll probably be terrible at it, of course.
    Reply +5
  • Huge Witcher 3 leak reveals ending details, monsters, plot

  • berelain 24/06/2014

    @mintgreen
    since when has 'because it's always been that way' been a decent excuse for any kind of discrimination, oppression or anything else bad?
    I never said it was an excuse. Just pointing out that if the game wasn't that way, there'd be fans of the books and the games complaining that The Witcher 3 wasn't going for the same tone.
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  • berelain 23/06/2014

    shitty move by whoever did this.

    And seriously EG, why the focus on that particular line? in fact, scratch that - I know full well why. FFS, it's fairly well established that the Witcher (both the books and the games) have a very, erm, relaxed attitude to sex at best, so it's hardly a surpise is it?

    Cue more sexism outcry and probably even attempts to boycott the game and it's insulting attitude to women, gods be damned whether the game is any good and whether anyone is *actuslly* insulted by this line.
    Reply +5
  • EA makes Titanfall PC free to play on Origin for 48 hours

  • berelain 20/06/2014

    if the tīme starts when you launch the game thats not bad, but if it starts when yo begin the 50gb download.... Reply +5
  • Witcher 3 E3 gameplay demo combat was deliberately easy, CD Projekt says

  • berelain 18/06/2014

    The Witcher 2 had a perfect difficulty curve... it's just that it went backwards, with the first fights being obscenely difficult and the last act an absolute walkover. Reply +4
  • DriveClub could be the racing game to beat this year

  • berelain 18/06/2014

    Definite improvement, but Forza Horizon 2 is looking every bit as pretty from the footage that's been shown so far, and it actually is open world. But then, I guess EG can't talk much about Horizon 2 at the minute seeing as IGN has their ridiculous month-long exclusive -_-

    Either way, I'll probably end up picking up both of them. Just because.
    Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 announced for 360 and Xbox One

  • berelain 02/06/2014

    Yes, yes, and YES. Horizon was quite possibly my game of the last generation, and if Horizon 2 is even close to being as good, it'll be very special indeed. Reply +14
  • Digital Foundry: hands-on with Project Morpheus

  • berelain 25/05/2014

    Nope, I still don't get it. It's just another 3D fad to me. I have no desire to sit there wearing a headset and waving my arms around, or whatever else I need to do with Move, to play a bloody game. Let me sit on the sofa with a control pad and a drink and enjoy the game in relaxing bliss. Reply 0
  • Forza 5 is getting two more DLC packs

  • berelain 23/05/2014

    When all is said and done, Forza 5 will feature over 90 cars for you to race.
    Even if this were true (and it isn't, since the game comes with some 250 cars anyway) that would still be almost twice as many as DriveClub....

    I'd rather they were adding more tracks, or fixing things like the lack of AI in splitscreen racing, but hey, at least they're doing *something* I guess...
    Reply +11
  • Evolution addresses DriveClub micro-transactions concern

  • berelain 23/05/2014

    @Stuvok There's no guarantee that DriveClub won't also have a long grind, so the jury's out on that one, and the fan favourite cars were still earnable in game- it just took a bloody long time (until they finally patched it)

    We'll just have to wait and see on the locations in DriveClub too. You might be right; I'd forgotten that the game wasn't using real-life circuits so that does give Evolution a bit more flexibility.
    Reply 0
  • berelain 22/05/2014

    Sigh. Nobody wants the microtransactions, I would have thought the rage against Turn 10 with Forza 5 would have proved that.

    What bothers me most about DriveClub is that there seems to be *even less* content than there was in Forza 5 - 50 cars seems to be all there is, and there's something like 55 tracks but those are 10 variations on 5 different locations. That's a paltry selection of content by any standard, and frankly something the game really ought to be embarrassed about. As Forza 5 again proves, it doesn't matter how much fun the game is if there's hardly any content there. And that was coming from a game with 200 cars and 14 locations as a launch title for the console.

    A real pity too, I was really looking forward to DriveClub -especially the PS Plus version - as it stands now, I guess I'll check it out as a curiosity, but I'm not expecting much.
    Reply +14
  • Steam adds option to remotely stream games locally

  • berelain 22/05/2014

    @MattEvansC3 Brilliantly, to put it bluntly - depending on what you're playing. The touchscreen doesn't work well for msot games, and the stylus isn't really a good mouse substitute for gaming. But I normally play streamed games with either a control pad (an xbox pad with the wifi adapter plugged in to the Surface) or I just stick a USB mouse in - in any case, the streaming uses the control method on the PC you're USING.

    As for power drain... well, it's better than when running the game, thats for sure, but it's still fairly hefty, since Steam uses the Surface's graphics processor to decode the video stream.

    My eventual plan is to have the Surface connected to my TV, and use a bluetooth keyboard / mouse combo or Xbox pad to play games.

    @Drygore
    I think it's fairly network dependent. In my case, there's a fair distance between my PC, Surface, and the router - the router and the Surface are in the living room on the ground floor, whilst my gaming PC is wirelessly connected to it from the loft. So there's quite a bit of interference at play :)
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  • berelain 22/05/2014

    Been using the beta for this for a while, streaming games from my Desktop to my Surface Pro and it's great. Not quite perfect yet, and like Malek86 I wouldn't want to play anything especially twitch-intensive. But it's great for slightly slower paced games. Reply +1
  • Why the new Gauntlet is wise to keep things simple

  • berelain 22/05/2014

    Sounds fantastic. I used to have Gauntlet for my Atari 65XE, it took 30minutes of loading from tape to get to the title screen... and then crashed. It wasn't until my cousin got his Amstrad that we were able to play it properly, and ye gods was it brilliant. Can't wait for this. Reply +6
  • Microsoft reveals the Surface Pro 3

  • berelain 21/05/2014

    I bought an original Surface Pro a couple of months ago, and it's an absolute beast of a machine. I love it. It makes a great companion to my desktop PC (largely thanks to Steam in-home streaming), a great drawing canvas (what I really wanted it for) and an absurdly powerful tablet that just happens to be capable of running full-fat Windows applications. I had an Asus Transformer before this, and it was never quite up to the job of replacing a laptop. The Surface Pro definitely is.

    Plus, it looks and feel great. Such a brilliant piece of kit, I wouldn't be without it now.
    Reply +2
  • Giger's shadow: the legacy of the great Swiss artist

  • berelain 13/05/2014

    I appreciate that this article was probably put together in a bit of a hurry, but I expected a bit more of an in-depth look at the kind of Giger-inspired designs that permeate videogames - there are certainly enough of them :) Reply +2
  • Now there's a free-to-play Soulcalibur mobile game

  • berelain 08/05/2014

    there are in-app purchases to content with.
    Is that the same as having to contend with?

    Oh well. I might give it a look out of curiosity.
    Reply +1
  • What's included in DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus Edition?

  • berelain 08/05/2014

    Wait- the FULL game only has 50 cars in it??? Reply 0
  • Early Steam Greenlight title Towns abandoned

  • berelain 07/05/2014

    And this is yet another reason why I don't get the idea of Steam Early Access. There doesn't seem to be any stipulation that the developers have to provide anything more than the half-finished buggy mess that currently exists of their game. Reply +22
  • When idiot elves and sexy clerics become a class act

  • berelain 25/04/2014

    Nice read, and a good article, though D&D is only the beginning, of course; one of the most limited RPGs in many ways. Wait until you get to grips with something like Deadlands, or Legend of the Five Rings, classic Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, or one of any number of similarly wonderful games. That said, I'm very much looking forward to 5th edition D&D, too...

    The only video games that can currently create the kind of sheer randomness and fun, for me, are the kind of sandboxy games in which anything can happen, and probably will - but they're definitely a long way off.
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  • Sega lays off a "limited number" of employees in London

  • berelain 10/04/2014

    "This will not affect Sonic Boom development."

    Oh well. We could but hope.
    Reply +1
  • Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

  • berelain 19/03/2014

    Nope. I don't get the appeal. I feel like I've been dragged back to the early 90's again, and VR wasn't very appealing back then and it doesn't seem much better now. I honestly think that this will go the way of 3D and Motion Control and die a sudden, if remarkably quiet, death.

    The sooner Sony, Microsoft etc realise that what gamers actually want are fun *games*, not gimmicky new control methods, the better.
    Reply -4
  • Dark Souls 2 review

  • berelain 11/03/2014

    Amazing chest ahead. Reply +16