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  • Kinect Sports Rivals review

  • enfilade 08/04/2014

    @Pandy

    If Simon had actually used a WiiU recently, he'd know there's been promotion on there, which makes sense given it's digital only.
    The first Wii U sports sold 100 million copies bundled with Wii units. It's fair to say that having 'a promotion' on a new sequel on the e-store for a vastly underperforming console is just a little 'half-hearted' by comparison.
    Reply -2
  • Sony survey hints at possible PlayStation 4 features

  • enfilade 02/04/2014

    An option to group and sort your friends please. I'd like to add a bunch of people from here and label them [Eurogamer] so I know where they're from. Same with a bunch of other communities.

    1,000 friend limit is utterly useless without this feature.
    Reply +8
  • Video: inFamous: Second Son live stream

  • enfilade 21/03/2014

    @DiamondIce Sadly I think it's actually more luck-based than that. A mate of mine has Prime and has been receiving some pre-orders on the Saturday or even the Monday. But they've never missed a release date for me, and I always go super saver. Bloody delivery companies innit. Reply +1
  • Sniper Elite 3 release date announced

  • enfilade 06/03/2014

    Has anyone yet made a game where literally every enemy is Hitler? I feel like that's where we're headed at this rate... Reply +1
  • Threes! review

  • enfilade 05/03/2014

    I love Threes, such a perfect fit for mobile devices. A quick game before bed, on the tube, in the loo. I treat it like a Sudoku for nimble-minded and twichty-fingered.

    Art style & sound is a real treat too.
    Reply +1
  • How 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is justifying its full-fat price tag

  • enfilade 04/03/2014

    @Smill110 I'm looking forward to Tom Cleverley being given an OVR rating of 80+ Reply +7
  • enfilade 04/03/2014

    @16bitworld But what most keen gamers would consider to be the relatively 'casual' crowd (ie. buy two games a year, COD and FIFA) are very much 'hardcore' when it comes to the games they actually play. I play FIFA with mates, and tinker with it every now and again - but mainly I'm playing other games.

    There are people out there who pour 100s of hours into UT because they play nothing else. Horses for courses really.
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  • Why 2014 FIFA World Cup is skipping PS4 and Xbox One

  • enfilade 04/03/2014

    @rotmm Brilliant. Reply +3
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall review

  • enfilade 04/03/2014

    Dragonfall? Sounds a bit like... Reply +20
  • GameStop selling Xbox One Titanfall bundle for £370

  • enfilade 25/02/2014

    Blimey, it's getting quite a bit cheaper than the Forza/FIFA packs in November. That looks a very, very good deal for anyone who's been looking to get an XBox.

    If you're only getting one console, I would personally still advise on getting a PS4 (and doing so later in the year when some more games are out). But hey, it's your money.
    Reply +8
  • Video: Let's Replay Final Fantasy 7

  • enfilade 16/02/2014

    @JoyrexJ9 So watch those videos instead, and don't be a prick. Reply +34
  • We no longer have to be space marines

  • enfilade 15/02/2014

    It's amazing how the novelty of playing as different avatars can improve the players' relationships with a game. Tokyo Jungle was one of my favourite games of 2012, but in all honestly the gameplay wasn't anything particularly special. That game succeeded because of the stories it generated - an 8th generation family of porcupines taking down a polar bear in the caverns under the park was a particular highlight of mine! Reply +8
  • Flappy Bird clones flood App Store, now with in-app purchases

  • enfilade 10/02/2014

    @Useful_Idiot Was there much hatred of Flappy Bird though? Bemusement, perhaps... Reply +2
  • 3DS was the top-selling US games device last year

  • enfilade 17/01/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar I think most people would have been surprised to see XBox One completely bomb (taking PS4 out of the equation for a moment). There was always an understanding that there's a bunch of console gamers who don't read any gaming websites at all - or rarely - who would still like the latest shiny black box. If you already have an XBox, you're already more likely to buy its follow-up than a competitor's console.

    The hysteria was laid on a little thick, but I think it's safe to say that the nerds - i.e. us - called the initial launch right.

    I was actually surprised that the PS4 beat the XBox in the US. That is a HUGE achievement based on previous installs, and Sony will probably be hoping for 1-2m minimum from Japan before the year's out.
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  • Sleeping Dogs free with Xbox Live Gold now

  • enfilade 02/01/2014

    @MisterPGibson

    11 months ago, in fact. At least Microsoft is making (some) ground :/
    Reply +12
  • Minecraft out on PS3 this week

  • enfilade 16/12/2013

    @jabberwocky I hope they port the PS4 version to PC, that way I can experience the definitive Minecraft: PS4 Edition on the platform God intended it for. Reply -10
  • enfilade 16/12/2013

    Why do they need to bother with all of these "[insert format here] Edition" suffixes? I'm aware that Minecraft on a PS3 is likely to be the PS3 edition. It's kind of implied by the fact that it is Minecraft on the PS3.

    Good news, anyway. I'll probably hold out for the PS4 version myself (if I go for it at all, I'm sadly not very creative in the spatial/construction sense) but taking a great game to more formats is always welcome :)
    Reply +30
  • Blockbuster to close all remaining UK stores

  • enfilade 12/12/2013

    @Cazalinghua I genuinely witnessed two men arguing over an HDMI cable in a Comet when they were closing down last year (or whenever that was) - it can get pretty nuts! Thankfully I wasn't an employee of theirs, but I spent 2-3 years working in a TKMaxx whilst in sixth form and you certainly see some sights :)

    But yeah, the 'dregs' comment is a bit blazť, I can appreciate that. To be honest though, I genuinely meant that as a classless comment - rich people act that way too. I've worked in a few places (e.g. Selfridges, a boutique chocolate shop in the Cotswolds) where a discount of any kind is seen as an excuse to treat staff and other customers like shit so that they get the bargain they wanted. It's not always physical fighting, but the behaviour is often deeply unpleasant.

    Glad to say I no longer work in front-of-house retail, but I shall always extend my condolences to people who do, particularly in situations like these :)

    PS. Sorry if my response was pompous too!
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  • enfilade 12/12/2013

    @Cazalinghua Um, are you for real? Have you not seen what happens when technology stores go under or promise (even relatively minor) discounts on their ranges of products?





    They're not exactly doffing their cap and thanking the kind cashiers, are they? It's not the 1950s any more.

    Work in a discount retail outlet for a number of years and tell me what your opinion is of people scouting for bargains is. Maybe you have, and it was a wondrous, enlightening experience for you. If that's the case, fair play to you!
    Reply +3
  • enfilade 12/12/2013

    Cue a fun weekend for remaining Blockbusters staff, serving the dregs of humanity who will encircle their place of work like vultures, fighting to the death over ex-rental copies of Norbit for just 18p. Reply +32
  • Free-to-play Family Guy game announced for iOS, Android

  • enfilade 10/12/2013

    Hopefully there's a 'Share to Facebook' function so I can easily trim my Facebook friends lists by removing anyone vaguely affiliated with this product. Reply +3
  • flOw now available on PlayStation 4 and Vita

  • enfilade 04/12/2013

    I can confirm that, like Flower, this also applies if you bought it on PS3 way back in the day.

    Pretty cool if you ask me.

    Edit: Browser borked itself, sorry for the dupe below :(
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  • Gran Turismo 6 microtransaction pricing revealed

  • enfilade 04/12/2013

    Bloody Micro$oft at it again. Glad I cancelled my XBox One order whilst I had the chance. Reply +10
  • Vita TV to take a "different road to market" in the west

  • enfilade 03/12/2013

    @Mr-Writer I'd figured the 'point' of the Vita TV was to make the Vita library more appealing and accessible to people who didn't necessarily want the handheld. It's essentially a low-budget entry point to the Vita catalogue with Remote-Play functionality for second TVs. Sony's answer to the 2DS, if you like.

    As a PS3/PS4 & Vita owner I personally have no interest in this device, but think it's a really cool idea for the reasons listed above.

    I may be wrong, maybe some posters above expressing interest would want all 3, but I don't know if that's necessarily Sony's aim.
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  • enfilade 03/12/2013

    "One problem already encountered in Japan is that the selection of Vita games to play on Vita TV is limited. Many, such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss, don't work because of Vita TV's lack of touch controls."

    Then surely it makes sense to make it Dualshock 4 compatible, since that has a touch pad?
    Reply +4
  • Sony explains PS4 digital game pricing

  • enfilade 28/11/2013

    @spacedmonkeys No, retail in the UK is hugely under-priced when compared to other territories. He is talking about RETAIL.

    If Sony bring their digital prices down to the prices we pay in retail (e.g. £40 for most boxed games), then they will face retail to match that as their boxed SRP. Then watch retail games sell for consistently less than £30 before release.

    And then consumers will continue to complain, and you have a spiral until Sony's games are worth nothing. See: the PC games market, which is pretty buggered at the moment (from a publishing point of view).
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  • 150 Tesco stores will have PS4 stock tonight

  • enfilade 28/11/2013

    @mcmonkeyplc To be fair, they were largely correct about the XBox One. Reply +1
  • Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break includes TV show episodes on disc

  • enfilade 26/11/2013

    I really appreciate what games like those from Quantic and Telltale are trying to do in terms of building gameplay very directly into the narrative. I think it's a really interesting relationship that hasn't been explored enough yet, and there's a huge vein of potential to be tapped into if they can get it right.

    This whole 'play a bit, watch a bit' idea leaves me cold for the time being, however. I just can't really comprehend how it could work properly without simply feeling like a TV show and a game that would both be better served deciding to be one or the other.

    It might work - I'm sure there are greater minds than my own behind this - and I'd certainly love to be proved wrong. But for now this has 'failed experiment' written all over it.

    Was Defiance any good? Both the gameplay and show looked very unlike 'my sort of thing' so I never paid it much attention. My impression is that it was fairly unimpressive. Fair to say?
    Reply +3
  • Video: Xbox One's Game DVR is great for video snapshots

  • enfilade 26/11/2013

    @HotCoffee I for one am looking forward to the explosion in hilarious .gifs of game glitches that would otherwise never be captured. I've had a few moments that I wish I could have captured for posterity, particularly in games like Sleeping Dogs, Just Cause 2 and the like. Reply +2
  • YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

  • enfilade 22/11/2013

    @B0rked_Gamer How exactly will he hurt his own career if no-one reports on what he is doing? I do not understand your logic.

    He dug the hole by behaving that way, and now people are reporting on it. That is how it works, same with James Arthur and others of their ilk.

    The fact that there are enough idiots who think it's all about "having a sense of humour, bro" to help him build a career is evidence enough that by NOT reporting on his behaviour, we allow him to continue to profit from being deeply unpleasant to people.
    Reply +27
  • enfilade 22/11/2013

    1) What this guy does to make a living is reprehensible. The fact that he has so many followers is deeply worrying.

    2) That video was made a year ago. I am deeply concerned that it took a year to blow this up into the big deal it should've been. He should never have been able to make it to the XBox launch in the first place.

    3) Not only was he at the XBox launch, but this vile twerp was on CBBC earlier in the week, according to his twitter:

    https://twitter.com/KSIOlajidebt/status/403957243575824384

    https://twitter.com/JustAmyofficial/status/403958827152076800

    Ugh.
    Reply +27
  • Contrast review

  • enfilade 22/11/2013

    I've actually seen more people here whining about "Nintendoites" or "Nintendogs" or whatever, than people actually boasting about the Wii U. Give it a rest.

    This game appeals to me because I like the conceit, even though it doesn't look that polished and evidently has some issues. IMO a great game for PS Plus, because I wouldn't pick it up for £10 but I'll definitely give it a good go seeing as I've a subscription to 2015 already!
    Reply +1
  • One in three PS4 games sold is made by EA

  • enfilade 20/11/2013

    @colicabd In the industry as a whole Gen1 is typically considered the PlayStation era. It was the first that included 3D graphics and at least had two of the 3 present-day players in the console market in the picture.

    The pre-PlayStation era of gaming was very different to the post-PlayStation era. I think it's sensible to use that as a cut-off.
    Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 10, 10-2 HD arrive for Europe next March

  • enfilade 18/11/2013

    I rarely give up on the idea of buying a game, but this is just one delay too many for me. Absolutely no way am I going to be playing FFX (let alone X-2) when I can be playing one of the next massive batch of games coming out this season and next Feb/March.

    By the way, anyone saying they've not bought a game for their Vita yet, or whatever: if you're buying this for nostalgia and a desire to play an JRPG, do yourself a favour and get Persona 4: Golden instead. For starters it's a more compelling game - but most importantly, IT'S OUT NOW.
    Reply +1
  • Here's a fresh look at Vita exclusive OlliOlli

  • enfilade 15/11/2013

    Played this at the Expo, really fantastic game and looks fantastic on that bitchin' screen. Sodding hard as nails though - even the dev was struggling to get a properly big combo when showing me how to play ;) Reply +1
  • Downloadable Xbox One games have 1000 Gamerscore

  • enfilade 14/11/2013

    @EMarkM I think you're right. I gave up 'competing' with others a long time ago. I have a full-time job and live with my partner, which basically renders me incapable of my other friends who work but live alone/with parents, let alone students and other types. And of course people getting their first consoles have no hope of catching up with peers who may have had them for up to 7/8 years by now.

    I don't know if that means achievements will be less relevant this gen though. I do still collect for my own satisfaction, for example. I dare say that won't change for as long as I play games. I like them for me, rather than the e-peen.
    Reply +3
  • enfilade 14/11/2013

    If you value achievements this move doesn't really improve things. A lot of online titles can be completed in 6-8 hours or so, and as a result Gamerscore will be devalued (I'm aware of Hannah Montana, Avatar etc., but you have to suffer the penance of having those games on your list if you collect those achievements. There'd be no shame in a 1000/1000 for a game like Geometry Wars.)

    Seems more to me that they're trying to squeeze more out of the 'Achievement Hunter' sub-culture by encouraging them to spend more on digital games. So from a business perspective it's very sensible.

    Ho hum.
    Reply +1
  • GTA Online Beach Bum update arrives free next week

  • enfilade 13/11/2013

    Yep, I also really hope they put zombies into GTAV.

    Zombies are great. There are not enough games that already have zombies in them.

    I just love zombies. All games should have a zombie expansion, to satiate my love of zombies.

    More zombies.

    Zombies.

    etc.
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  • PES 2014 update includes 800 new faces

  • enfilade 05/11/2013

    There are typo's in the article, is what simsini is getting at. I think he is aware of this fact and simply being a little bit playful with it. Calm down everyone, it's ok.

    Anyhow, most of those faces look surprisingly excellent. Very strong likenesses, and they don't all look like they've been moulded out of clay as in FIFA 14.
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  • This is what the new Blur game looks like

  • enfilade 01/11/2013

    @Quak Because their games' release wouldn't be news-worthy on a site like Eurogamer if it didn't have the Blur name attached to it.

    Just the same reason why people would buy into a McDonalds franchise rather than starting their own burger place.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft's Phil Spencer ponders future of Gears of War

  • enfilade 31/10/2013

    Can't MS just put it to bed and focus on something new for the next generation?

    That's got to be the best way forward for a talented studio... if all the current-gen franchises just roll on for another 8 years then we may as well all give up and go home.
    Reply +32
  • Rockstar explains GTA Online cash stimulus delay

  • enfilade 26/10/2013

    @Spong "...people like me who just like the single-player may as well go play something else until they maybe roll out some single-player DLC that won't be free?"

    Er, well, yes. You paid presumably around £40 quid for a game that takes most people 30-50 hours to complete. It's regarded as one of the most varied and complete single-player experiences of all time. You can pay around £40 for any other new game, and expect (in most cases) a fraction of the content. What's the issue?

    If I buy anything - a film, book, game, whatever - I don't complete it and then wait for extra content to be added. I reflect on it, and then move onto the next thing.

    Why would you feel frustrated at having to continue playing something you've finished with?
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  • Audiosurf 2 out today on Steam Early Access

  • enfilade 02/10/2013

    @csber3 I think you're probably alright, unless that link actually directs people to a store selling counterfeit Air Nike sneakers for $63. Reply +4
  • enfilade 02/10/2013

    @Fourwisemen The original wasn't very demanding though, and I daresay Audiosurf 2 won't be much different. Even if you don't game much on PC I'm sure you could make an exception :)

    The problem with Audiosurf on consoles is that you'd have to put all your music files on there, which is a right ol' pain in the arse.

    Looking forward to this though, I played the hell out of the original trying out a whole bunch of my favourite tracks. Haven't touched it in years but I still get the odd e-mail that I've been 'de-throned' from the leaderboard of some semi-obscure remix I was into 5 years ago. Always makes me reminisce...
    Reply +6
  • GTA Online release confirms micro-transaction amounts

  • enfilade 01/10/2013

    Wow, as if $1 billion wasn't enough already. I mean why are they even still selling this game, they've made enough money!?

    They've made enough!
    They've made enough money!
    $1 billion is enough!
    Stop making money on this game, you have apparently reached the maximum amount of money you're allowed to make on a thing that exists!
    These statements are relevant to the discussion!
    They are!
    Really, they are!

    etc.
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  • Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transaction pack prices revealed

  • enfilade 25/09/2013

    @calumelliott If a 10 year-old had the game, he'd have so much free time to play it in he'd have everything unlocked before the rest of us anyway.

    I know the fucking world is fucking tough and there's fucking spoilt kids ruining gaming for EVERYONE and arggggghhh FUCK, but seriously, this isn't a huge game changer with respect to kids getting ahead in games.
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  • enfilade 25/09/2013

    @TrevHead If that happens people will lose interest and the market will adapt. Simple as that. Reply 0
  • enfilade 25/09/2013

    @George-Roper I can certainly see your point, and there's probably a case to be made that some games have become more 'grind-heavy' over recent years.

    But one of the key components of all video games is that the more you play, the more powerful you become. Players either accumulate XP, or in-game currency, or new powers/moves - whatever. It's part of the play & reward mechanic that is intrinsic to most games. This has become more true as traditional genres have borrowed from elements of Role-Playing Games (from Borderlands to Tomb Raider).

    To apply that mechanic to multiplayer makes sense, particularly in a 'rags-to-riches' aspiration game like GTA V. The more you rob, loot, steal, kill, the more money you have in-game to spend on perks & new weapons etc. As no-one has played the game, everyone complaining is working off the assumption that this model is somehow broken by allowing people to spend real money.

    It may just be that some people want to dabble in the multiplayer without having to work their way up in the traditional way. They may want extra customization to make themselves stand out, or whatever. So, rather than playing through the game for 10-20 hours to access those perks, they pay for the privilege.

    I chose the word 'invest' as it can be used interchangably with spending time or money - both of which are finite commodities for most people. By all means give people the choice to do what they like - surely everyone benefits? The player receives a little in-game boost that could also be obtained by people who have more time playing a for a bit longer. Rockstar receives more profit.

    None of this necessarily makes anyone 'weak-minded', nor is it indicative of any 'exploitation.' It simply is what it is: choice.

    It may well be that money is so scarce that the only way to feasibly gain any amount worth having is to pay for it. In that case, my stance with respect to GTA V will change. But these things have to be judged on a case-by-case basis - there is nothing inherently game-breaking about this model.

    Anyway... That was a bit of an essay, so I'll leave it at that. But it hopefully gets my point across adequately.
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  • enfilade 25/09/2013

    By the by, can some-one explain to me why the term 'micro-transactions' exists?

    It literally means 'small transactions'. So when I buy I chocolate bar, is that a 'micro-transaction'?

    When does a 'micro-transaction' graduate to become a fully-fledged transaction? Why is spending £13 on in-game currency 'micro', but if I buy an indie game on Steam for £7.99 that's just a regular purchase?

    Please can we drop this redundant language and just call them 'in-game' transactions, or whatever. Just find a word that even vaguely means what it's used to describe.

    Right, gripes over...
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  • enfilade 25/09/2013

    @Bagpuss "I don't know what's worse about this sort of corporate consumer raping, the companies that do it, or those idiots that will defend them for doing it."

    You can use as many roll-eyes emoticons as you like, but is the phrase "consumer raping" even remotely applicable to this?

    Consumers have the option to pay real money for in-game currency - what exactly has been ruined here? If someone invests 40 hours of their valuable time to earn some in-game currency, that's cool apparently. But if someone who perhaps, y'know, works full-time, and/or has kids, wants to swap a time investment for a financial one, they are being "raped".

    I'm deeply concerned that the smuggest, most aloof comment on this thread is the one with the most upvotes - but I can't say I'm surprised. Just let other people play how they like - it's more options, not fewer.
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