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  • Video: Introducing The Eurogamer Show, weekly on Fridays

  • berelain 27/03/2015

    cool, something else for me not to watch ;D

    Seriously, I'm sure its great, I just don't have time for video content. I still believe this is better served under a separate banner (like Outside Xbox)
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  • RollerCoaster Tycoon World to upgrade game engine following negative reaction to trailer

  • berelain 23/03/2015

    Sounds like the development has gone through a couple of corkscrews before thundering into The Big One when it comes to problems. I hope that early trailer won't be a big Nemesis for them and they can make it The Ultimate Rollercoaster game.

    Sorry. But my head hurts and those were the best references I could come up with -_-
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  • See which retro game consoles can survive a 15 foot drop

  • berelain 21/03/2015

    what the fuck. If they didn't want those consoles, they could have gladly donated them to me. Reply +13
  • Looks like Gravity Rush Remaster is coming to PS4

  • berelain 20/03/2015

    Gravity Rush was awesome - so glad I bought a Vita for it! The controls could be a little fiddly, but the PS4 pad would actually lend itself to them very well. I'll probably end up buying it again... Reply +6
  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • berelain 20/03/2015

    So basically, this 'Making Sense of Steam's Refund Policy' comes to the conclusion "we don't know"? ;) Reply +5
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review

  • berelain 20/03/2015

    @Sora888 it should - but in the meantime you can buy it on PS4 and Remote Play it on the Vita :3 Reply 0
  • berelain 20/03/2015

    I think there's a weight of expectation issue here. Played knowingly as a PSP port, and not judged as some grand restart of the series. I'm having a lot of fun with Type-0, but then my expectations weren't overly high. Reply +7
  • Titanfall: One year on

  • berelain 19/03/2015

    I love Titanfall. I don't get chance to play it as much as I'd like, but I still love hopping on for a few quick rounds. There's no more satisfying multiplayer shooter around in my opinion. Reply +2
  • World Bank exec discovers son spent $4500 on FIFA packs

  • berelain 18/03/2015

    Parents are idiots. Particularly this parent, it seems. Why would you blindly hand over your credit card details to a 13-year old son? Moronic behaviour. MS provide ample parental security and account restrictions - I think the Xbox One even asks you about sorted them out when you first set it up - so to blame Microsoft is just a big fat fail. Reply 0
  • PS4 update 2.50 to add Suspend/Resume feature

  • berelain 12/03/2015

    FINALLY. Seems funny that one of the PS4's best features (Screenshots) came to Xbox One this week, and that one of the Xbox One's best features (suspend / resume games) is coming to the PS4 soon.

    Hurrah for cross-platform parity across (some) features :/
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  • Sony signals end of PlayStation Mobile

  • berelain 11/03/2015

    I played a Playstation Mobile game once.

    It was terrible.

    I never played another.
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  • Nyko's Xbox One "Intercooler" seems rather pointless

  • berelain 11/03/2015

    I've been looking for something that would help me ameliorate my heat dissipation concerns, and this will be just the trick.

    Seriously. What the hell.
    Reply +3
  • Titanfall DLC made free on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

  • berelain 11/03/2015

    Need to get back into playing Titanfall. It's by far the most fun I've ever had with an online FPS. Reply +12
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number review

  • berelain 10/03/2015

    @nothough Although I don't review games any more, that was one thing I always made sure to include - paragraphs that focussed on the visuals, sound effects, music and presentation. The sound of a game is a huge part of its character, and it's frequently overlooked. Reply +6
  • Apple Watch prices range from 299 to 13,500

  • berelain 10/03/2015

    This article makes it sound as though the Apple Watch is the only Smart Watch that has ever been thought of.

    Sod the fact that Android Wear devices have been doing everything the Apple Watch can do for over a year now, and at half the price.
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  • Editor's blog: We've revised our editorial policy

  • berelain 09/03/2015

    "You'll start seeing them cropping up more frequently in our day-to-day coverage in the near future, but they should be pretty discreet."

    Sorry, but "BUY BAYONETTA 2 FROM AMAZON" In bright blue (incidentally, the colour theme of the EG site as well as a generic link colour, making it look like it's part of the site's overall design and navigation), right underneath an image of the game on a line all to itself is hardly discreet.

    Next it'll be Bayonetta 2 (Buy from Amazon) is a great game. Bayonetta herself (who stars in the game, which you can buy from Amazon) is a cool character. Bayonetta 2 (Buy from Amazon)is one of the best reasons to own a Wii U (Buy from Amazon).
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  • Cross-buy and wireless Xbox One controller play coming to PC

  • berelain 05/03/2015

    About time cross-buy came to Xbox / Windows. It's a unique feature that really could set the Xbox platform above PlayStation Network when it comes to versatility; I love having the ability to play a game on my PS4 and PS Vita (with Remote Play) so more options to do similar things can only be good. It's also a bit of another step towards gaming as a service, which is clearly the way the industry is going, whether people like it or not.

    With Xbox One, Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10 all using pretty much the same programming language and features, there's no reason we shouldn't be able to see games appearing on all three platforms, with cross-buy, cross-save and cross-platform play all in place. Now it's just up to developers to actually implement it -_-
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  • Sunset Overdrive's final add-on arrives 1st April

  • berelain 03/03/2015

    Another reason to play Sunset Overdrive again? I'm in. Reply +11
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round review

  • berelain 25/02/2015

    I'd just like to add, again, that I have the Xbox One version and haven't experienced a single issue with it - playing it online, with Kinect, in single and multiplayer modes. Not a hitch.

    Edit: I mean playing with Kinect turned on and plugged in. Not playing the game with Kinect instead of a control pad. That'd be horrible.
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  • Now there's a Warhammer 40K MOBA

  • berelain 25/02/2015

    Sigh. No doubt this'll be another soulless cash-in on the license. Why in the world did Games Workshop farm the 40k license out to the lowest bidders? Reply +18
  • Anger over lack of local co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

  • berelain 25/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Er, yes. Some of us still have friends who like to come round, hang out, relax and play games. You know, at the same time. In the same room and everything. Reply +11
  • berelain 25/02/2015

    Fucking load of crap.

    I'm sick of developers doing this. If it can support split-screen on my console, why can't my PC - which is technically more powerful than my PS4 or Xbox One - do the same?

    For. Fucks. Sake.
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  • How Xenoblade Chronicles scales down to the 3DS

  • berelain 25/02/2015

    @Nikanoru whilst I agree that what you describe *can* be true in some games (Twilight Princess, for example, doesn't work as well in HD, because Nintendo designed it in such a way that the omnipresent fog masks a lot of the original hardware's limitations).

    But in Xenoblade's case - and many other games for that matter - I find the jump to HD brings out details that otherwise would have been missed in the original version of the game.

    I've regularly gone back and played Unreal at HD resolutions, and personally I think it looks fantastic - the textures still look good, and the bump in resolution makes it look clean and crisp and allows the original assets to shine through. Quake doesn't hold up quite as well, but the lighting engine does it a lot of favours.

    In any case, I doubt we're going to agree on this, so lets just agree to disagree and instead focus on the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles is a fantastic game that deserves to be played, no matter what resolution or format you play it in or on ;p
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  • berelain 24/02/2015

    @Nikanoru have you tried it? Because in my experience on Dolphin Xenoblade scaled beautifully - the environments were fresh and vibrant, far better than they looked on the Wii. Yes, it doesn't hold up compared to cutting edge PC games of the time, but it looks at least as good as any HD re-release of a PS2 game. Reply +4
  • berelain 24/02/2015

    This game is the reason I both love and loathe Nintendo. I sold my Wii a few months before it came out (damnit!) and doggedly clung to my 3DS in the hopes that I'd eventually pick up Fire Emblem... but still haven't. And now I'm at a dilemna.

    I want to play the game. Well, I have actually played half of it, on the Dolphin emulator, but it's a bit buggy. But I want to play it properly. So the question is... do I buy a New 3DS to play it? Do I pick up an old Wii and get it? Or do I invest in a Wii U to play it and the new Xeno game?

    ARRGH.
    Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

  • berelain 24/02/2015

    Been playing the Xbox One version of this for a few days, and I've never encountered a single freezing or stalling glitch like the ones described here - have I just been lucky?

    In any event, I still love it. It's not the best 3D fighter out there (that title goes deservedly to VF5:FS) but it offers plenty of depth, loads of things to unlock, and a healthy smattering of fun.
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  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • berelain 23/02/2015

    When my PS3 hard drive failed (in the days before PS Plus backups) I lost countless hours of progress on loads of games. Its painful, yes, but ultimately it's just a game, and your virtual achievements don't, in the end, count for anything.

    Also, this is another reason why I would never trust anyone with the Share Play features on the PS4. Even some of my best friends could be complete gits if they wanted to be...
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  • Mean Girls: The Game review

  • berelain 20/02/2015

    So, hang on. There's a new Kirby game out, a HD remaster of Farenheit, Raven's Cry, and a HD version of Might & magic 3 all yet to be reviewed by EG, and instead we get... Mean Girls for iOS? Really? Reply +2
  • The Order: 1886 review

  • berelain 19/02/2015

    Cue shock and surprise all round.

    Sigh. Sony really does need to pull out a good first party exclusive for the PS4. I love my PS4, but it's been gathering dust since Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive lured me over to the Xbox One.
    Reply +12
  • Guilty Gear Xrd review

  • berelain 19/02/2015

    I'm very tempted... but then I still haven't picked up BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, and I always preffered the BlazBlue series to Guilty Gear. Still... might have to give this a try. I just hope Baiken gets re-added. I could never user her very well, but she was an awesome character. Reply 0
  • Sonic Boom games shifted just 490,000 copies

  • berelain 12/02/2015

    Probably because the games were rubbish, dumb, and released on the wrong consoles. Reply -3
  • The Escapists review

  • berelain 12/02/2015

    @Monstro haha, I get that. My point was that with the majority of games being awarded the Recommended badge, it's like going back to 8/10gamer. 'twas a jest, dear sir, a jest. Reply +1
  • berelain 12/02/2015

    I can't help but feel that 'Recommended' is the new 8/10...

    Definitely think the new system needs *something* between Recommended and Nothing and Avoid...

    This, for example. It doesn't sound like my sort of game at all, but it gets a generic 'Recommended' badge. Now I guess the system is supposed to be that this is recommended if I like this genre or style of game, otherwise it'd be Essential, though it sounds like the game does have a few problems as well.

    In short: I'm confused. I think ditching the badge and rating altogether might be more straightforwards...

    EDIT - Also, I think it would be good to have the summary box repeated at the bottom of the review. I completely missed it on this one.
    Reply -15
  • 3D Classics Streets of Rage 2 headed to 3DS eShop

  • berelain 12/02/2015

    SoR3 was great, but blighted by the naff UK version. If you play the original Bare Knuckle 3, it's far better.

    Sega really could do a lot more with this franchise.
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  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • berelain 11/02/2015

    Good read, if pretty damning for 22cans and Peter Molyneaux, even if no-one is particularly surprised by any of this.

    More articles like this please, EG. It's what sets you apart from your competition.
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo details its outlandish process of transferring data to the New 3DS

  • berelain 11/02/2015

    Fuck that, Nintendo.

    Not as if I was going to buy a New 3DS anyway, and even if I was, I'd be trading in my old one to get the new one, so this wouldn't even be an option for me. But seriously, fuck that.
    Reply -2
  • GDC preview: Windows 10 vs SteamOS

  • berelain 07/02/2015

    And SteamOS remains absolutely pointless. For all of Valve's arguments that it's an 'open system' it isn't really, is it? It's a Valve system. And if I'm going to have one box under my TV to play games on (spoiler: I'm not, but still) it would be something that's as versatile as possible. Hence, it'd be a Windows-powered machine.

    Personally I've never had a problem with Windows 8, but 10 is excellent so far, and has the potential to unify the Microsoft-powered environments in a way that has never been possible before (even if it really should have happened). I've longed for the day when I can buy a game on one platform and play it on another, just log into another device and have everything I'm used to there, synchronised and up-to-date. Sony nearly nailed it with the PS4 and PS Vita cross-buy and cross-saves, but those are exceptions. Google has it to some degree with ChromeOS and Chrome profiles, but it's patchy. If Microsoft really will let me buy an app once and use it on my Desktop, my tablet, my phone and my Xbox, then consider me sold. Because that's the sort of immediacy and consumer-friendliness that has been long overdue in coming.
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  • Warhammer 40K: Regicide is Battle Chess with Chainswords

  • berelain 05/02/2015

    @lancashirered pretty sure Dawn of War 2 had a MOBA multiplayer mode in one of the expansions, didn't it? Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: Introducing Eurogamer's new video team

  • berelain 05/02/2015

    I think the problem with the video format thus far has been that it's mostly regurgitated the kind of content that IGN, GamesRadar and Outside Xbox are already putting out. Whilst I don't have a problem with that - I do find myself watching a fair few Outside Xbox episodes from time to time - I don't think there's any need to make it part of the main site. When I visit Eurogamer, I do so to read the latest news, to read informed editorial opinions and in-depth features, and to check out reviews of new games. The video content feels, to me, like a distraction from that, and not a complement to it.

    Perhaps it's largely because when I'm browsing the site I'm usually doing something else at the same time - watching TV, chilling out to some music, on a break at work (ahem), or just thumbing through articles on my phone. In all of these cases, I'm not interested in consuming video content which requires me to turn off or pause everything else and ramp up the sound.

    And I have to take some issue with the statement that "The fact that we're investing a lot in video doesn't mean we're taking anything away from our written work on this website." It very much feels like this is the case lately; there are less and less news stories being posted and even fewer reviews, and whilst yes, you can argue that this is a quiet time of year and wave the old 'quality over quantity' flag, those arguments don't quite ring true: a quick scan of the gamespress website's latest stories highlights various stories which haven't surfaced on EG for whatever reason, including details of a Sims 4 expansion, a new sandbox action RPG for PS4 and Vita, a free-to-play namco fighting game going live on Early Access, and a Lego Jurassic world trailer popping up to name just a few.
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  • Video: Six famous faces stuck in the uncanny valley

  • berelain 04/02/2015

    @jabberwocky you're right, how foolish of me! Nobody would be able to understand it if the thoughts were put across as words on a page. Far better to make it a bitesized chunk of irrelevance in video format. Reply +7
  • berelain 04/02/2015

    Next week on Eurogamer video: 5 Video games that end in 'Y' or something equally interesting.

    Sigh. Maybe I'll go back to Gamespot.
    Reply +23
  • Video: "Well excuuuse me, princess!"

  • berelain 30/01/2015

    Good to see you keeping up the high-quality journalism, EG. Another cutting feature that gets right to the heart of the games industry today.

    Seriously, if I wanted crap like this I'd be visiting Games Radar.

    Note: I'm not against this kind of content. Outside Xbox is actually very enjoyable at times. But its far better kept in its own separate bubble, not segued into the main site like this.
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  • Retro FPS Strafe gameplay rekindles memories of Quake

  • berelain 30/01/2015

    I really like the gameplay of Strafe, it looks to do a great job of recapturing that classic Doom / Quake style. I'm just not keen on the visual style - I get that they wanted a retro look, and I don't mind that in some ways, but I think the enemy designs inparticular are really lacking at the minute.

    I also thing they may have priced the Kickstarter a little too high to get a copy of the game, I seem to thinks it's something like 25?
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  • Sega to offer 300 staff voluntary retirement as it focuses on smartphone and PC online games

  • berelain 30/01/2015

    I've said it before many times, but Sega has a vast goldmine of titles which it could mine for potentially huge sales - and I don't mean with re-releases. Why not spend some actual time and effort and bring us a new Golden Axe game (Beast Rider doesn't count) Or Streets of Rage? Revenge of Shinobi? Keep it classic style but with modern day polish - like Dragon's Crown - and they'd be on to a real winner. Reply +6
  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • berelain 27/01/2015

    I'd personally settle for a PC release of Dragon's Dogma. It's a beautiful game but its very much held back by the previous gen platforms, and I'd love to see it running in its full glory. Reply +11
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster review

  • berelain 20/01/2015

    @bad09 Certainly my friends and I always thought of the original Resi games as deliberately B-movie in style and tone. The intro was certainly not great in 96 - it was laughable even then - and the rest of the game's illogical leaps and general daftness were signs of it's B-movie intent, even if the grim visuals and moody soundtrack were a little too convincing at times.

    The second game was slightly more serious in tone, but I honestly can't say as I ever thought of Resident Evil as anything other than a B-movie horror flick in game form.

    The REmake did change that somewhat and moved into more serious horror territory, though.
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  • berelain 20/01/2015

    Couldn't disagree more with the complaints about the puzzles being obtuse and / or unclear. It's a fucking puzzle. Part of the fun is working it out. It never bother me when I first played the game, it never bothered me in the REmake, and it doesn't bother me now. They're creepy, well-designed, and imaginative. That works for me.

    Same with the camera angle transitions and door loading sequences - the camera transitions are brilliantly jarring, keeping the tension high, even if they can be a little frustrating when it jumps angles as you're trying to dodge a Hunter. And the door loading sequences, rather than an interruption, I always saw as a brief respite from the tension of the rest of the game.
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  • Assetto Corsa review

  • berelain 16/01/2015

    @UkHardcore23
    Physics wise this is leagues ahead of what PD or Turn 10 do...MS or Sony would be wise to get these guys on board.....imagine AC with 50 million of Sonys money thrown at it.
    Awful, most likely. It'd be penned in to a release date target and not finished in time for launch, and be devoid of the mod support which it seems to thrive on.
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  • berelain 16/01/2015

    I've been toying with picking this up for a while... and you might well have just sold it to me.

    Anyone know if it has split-screen multiplayer?
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  • Total War: Warhammer revealed

  • berelain 14/01/2015

    YES.

    Hopefully Creative Assembly can do a better with the license than Games Workshop itself is at the minute.
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