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  • Minecraft now has official Stranger Things DLC

  • frunk 29/10/2017

    Given the target audience of Minecraft & Stranger Things are several categories apart I can't help but think this is a bit weird. Reply 0
  • PlayStation boss Andrew House leaving Sony after 27 years

  • frunk 03/10/2017


    Sigh... you fell for it! His first comment was borderline Fanboy... the second one, which you commented on, is "pure troll", so far "pure troll" he is taking the piss and having a laugh! Not worth your effort, mate! :D
    Reply +3
  • The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 co-director Bruce Straley departs Naughty Dog after 18 years

  • frunk 14/09/2017

    I guess ND means just Neil Druckmann now.
    Not really. He started out a texture artist an became a creative force. There will be a new generation of similar talents unleashed. Good companies need the new blood.
    Reply +5
  • Swery's game about people turning into cats gets a trailer

  • frunk 23/08/2017

    Who says it is not REAL???!!!! In Hitchin in the last day:
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  • PS4 is three times more popular than Xbox One in Europe, Sony claims

  • frunk 06/06/2017

    With only 1 in 5 PlayStation's being a Pro... it means the VAST majority of people would rather pay 100 quid less to play PS4 games without the bells and whistles... Fair assessment?

    Which is interesting news for Microsoft. Will Scorpio sell in significant enough numbers to be relevant? I am guessing there will be a brief "fan peak" which will be trumpeted from the high towers of MS... then a couple of months later they will remain remarkably tight lipped when talking XB1 sales.
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  • Netflix's animated Castlevania series has a debut trailer

  • frunk 25/05/2017

    Hehe – loved the opening of the trailer Reply 0
  • There was a weird thing in last night's Japanese Nintendo Direct

  • frunk 14/04/2017

    These game should sell well between perv's & paedo's then.
    Yeah "paedo's" are all about the boobs! And only "perv's" get turned on by breasts!

    Go sexless androgyny... it is probably best for the human race!
    Reply +1
  • frunk 14/04/2017

    Japan - please, please... never change... never succumb to our western ways and puritanical attitudes... keep being yourself as you make the world a richer and more varied playground of off-beat craziness. Reply +2
  • Here's a first look at Xbox One Scorpio's superpowered dev kit

  • frunk 12/04/2017

    The validity of whether Scorpio is worth buying is going to change from person to person. For me not so much. I have a PC - I have no need to MS hardware any more beyond a controller. Pretty much all Xbox games work on my PC right out the box, so no point ion "another box" - it is just another annoying HDMI connection you have to get in there somehow :)

    Will Scorpio be enough to "save XBox One"... not that is really needs saving, it is doing fine. But NO... it will not close the gap to the PS4 and I doubt it will ever be seen as a massive success due to the people who "need it" being quite narrow.

    People on here saying - "What do MS do?... Give up?" Well obviously no, but they have done the necessary changes with "all their exclusive games also coming out on PC". Let me elaborate:

    MS can and should be getting out of "console generations" and just focus on being a games development house that makes dedicated "gamer PCs" called "XBox"... they just evolve over time (like an iPhone) and the software is always forward/backwards compatible, as it basically a tuned PC under the hood. That is MS's taking advantage of their truly unique position in the market - they can afford to let Sony do it's own thing.

    They already do this in the PC market with th Surface, etc - so this is a simple logical extension.

    Where this fails is with "gamers" who still like their generations as that is how it has been in the past. They will slowly more around.

    Sony on the other hand may as well stay with the generations thing, but I imagine they will move in a similar direction over time as the underlying hardware becomes more ubiquitous and standardised allowing them to always be forward and backward compatible. They just may be more prepared to "burn" an older generation to get peeps to move forward. This time they had one "mid-gen" upgrade, next time they may have two.

    Both are valid strategies, Sony will just be a little more obvious about it;
    Sony will go with big generation jumps every 6-8 years with some mid-gen upgrades in between. And probably make their platform backward compatible from now on.
    MS will abandon "generations" altogether for a more PC-style ongoing evolution with a backward and forward compatible software strategy. "An XBox" is just a games & media optimised and dedicated PC.

    On the dev kit side; I do like the fact that they are still pushing ever console is a dev kit strategy - something they need to push to build trust and interest into the brand. Under a grand for a Windows PC & console dev kit is a mighty sweet deal.
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  • WipEout Omega Collection speeds onto PS4 in June

  • frunk 31/03/2017


    I do agree with you but it will be a journey on the vomit comet!
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  • Humble Freedom Bundle offers its most generous collection yet

  • frunk 13/02/2017

    Wow yukushi - you are the ONLY person in 7 years on this site that I have ever had a reason to hit the "ignore" button. Grats! Reply +35
  • frunk 13/02/2017

    That is quite a deal. That is quite a cause. The indie gaming industry shows its colours and I kinda like that shade! Reply +34
  • Denuvo responds to lightning quick Resident Evil 7 PC crack

  • frunk 01/02/2017

    Denuvo marketing director Thomas Goebl told me. "So far only one piracy group has been able to bypass it.
    Oh dear, some other groups had better crack it so we can all have a copy.... oh wait...

    Funny looking at the Marketing Director trying to put a positive spin on it! Dunno about the warez scene these days but generally don't groups stop cracking a game after the first one has succeeded? Isn't is all about being "FIRST!" like a shitty comments forum?
    Reply +2
  • Overwatch webcomic not released in Russia over gay character

  • frunk 21/12/2016

    Anything that differentiates between different groups is easily exploited: race, religion or creed.
    Unfortunately you are right... we will fight over any perceived difference as we are deeply flawed and closer to animals than we care to believe.

    But I would counter that race & creed are pretty much fixed, something that "you are and cannot change". Along with gender and sexual orientation (to get back on topic). Yeah, that last one can forever be argued if anyone wants to be a dick about it! :)

    However religion is pretty much "an opinion"... something which can be changed according to your own belief on a whim. So warring over something so ephemeral does seem dumb even by human standards!

    Yeah, yeah... I know sometimes religion is VERY VERY tied to creed which does make things more tricky. BUT if you really want to - it can change nevertheless!

    Which is why I do not think religion should be afforded the same "respect" as everything else. Opinions CAN and should be challenged. Especially when they can be used to feed prepackaged opinions on things that *can't* be changed. Hence me putting my size 12 feet into this discussion!


    Yeah, yeah I know that you can in theory change "perceptions" about your race & gender with a lot of painful, expensive and flaky surgery, but by ANY sane measure it is far harder to change than your big invisible friend you believe in.
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  • frunk 21/12/2016


    To be honest the prison population thing in my reply is pretty meaningless. I would not read much into it. Religious folks will start saying stuff like "well they are not real Christians" which defies sense as how can you decide that sort of thing over something so ephemeral.

    But you can make some other observations like the lowest crime rate being in largely secular countries - or very heavily policed ones.

    I guess what I was trying to say was - religion seems to have very little correlation with crime rates and prison populations... many other factors are far more significant. Its complex... like most "human things"... yet the religious narrative is overly simplistic.

    If "just be nice to one another" was the ONLY message from every religion... then it may have an effect, but dogma makes sure that everyone's invisible friend probably causes more conflicts than it solves.
    Reply +3
  • frunk 21/12/2016

    it's fair to say that Russia is, in general, responsible for a lot of shit that's wrong with the world.
    I agree, but lets not be too hasty in singling them out. You could replace "Russia" with quite a few other countries... China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, America, The UK... a sickness seems to be enveloping the common sense that has managed to get us this far. It appears humans are not quite as clever as we all thought.
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  • frunk 20/12/2016


    I am glad your bullshit posts have been deleted. Hiding behind religion to justify your false world views is bullshit built on preconceived lies. Lets analyse the only "FACTS" you have stated in your feeble arguments:

    Look at the 95% prison inmate population coming out of single parent homes.
    UK MoJ 2012: Prisoners’ childhood and family backgrounds
    Prisoners who lived with BOTH natural parents until the age of 17: 47%

    47% does not equal 5% - that is a fact!

    Look at the 20 - 40% suicide rates in the LGBT community.
    NHS figures report that 12% have *considered* suicide. American figures are higher... but then the US tends to less tolerant of these things... perhaps because of religion (???)- a 10-20% figure for LBG... and higher for Trans. Your "40% suicide" is way out of whack.

    But whatever you think - we agree - that figure is stupidly high.. not as high as you say but that could be something to do with bullying often validated by the attitude of people like you... perhaps if you wish to drive up the suicide rate to your desired numbers you could always try to "fix them" using a religious conversion therapy program. That creates people that have 8.9 times the rates of suicide ideation than their peers. Yeah - god knows best!

    If you can't get simple provable facts right... then why should we believe the rest of the crap you spout?

    I suggest you do research into real provable things rather than telling everyone else to research "biblical prophecy". What your big invisible friend says is entirely made up by other people with agendas... sorry I mean "divinely inspired"... a huge provable difference.

    How about looking at a one of your other assertions about how great Christians are:
    A Christian will never condone lying, stealing, murder, sexual sin (fornication, adultery, homosexuality, beastiality) etc.
    Pretty much most surveys in the US paint a picture of between 50-70% of the prison population self-identifying as one Christian denomination or other. There are MANY surveys out there from both religious and non-religious organisations in many countries... look at a few. I guess they must all be inside for some other offence.

    I used US figures here as religion is more heavily practiced there in and out of prison... but the trend is similar in most countries. The general rule of thumb is that the %age of people identifying as religious (of ANY persuasion) is slightly higher inside prison than the general population. One of the few populations which seem to be inside prison LESS than the general population are atheists. Weird, eh... so it really is not working as planned is it?

    Now I dare you to prove to me that your worldview is more reasonable than mine.
    I think I have using... shock... FACTS!
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  • Games with Gold January freebies announced

  • frunk 21/12/2016

    Hey Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit!

    Why don't they have more recent games like Rayman Lemons or Rayman Lemons FruitBox from 2013?
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  • Skyrim mod Enderal gets DLC expansion of its own

  • frunk 20/12/2016


    Ahh an old D&D hack showing his colours
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  • Face-Off: The Last Guardian

  • frunk 05/12/2016

    Does the 1080p mode do HDR? I imagine a game like this with it's over-saturated colours and use of darkness could benefit from HDR more than resolution. And 1080p30HDR would be the best use of a quality 4K screen I reckon.

    Ignore me.. READ IT PROPERL:Y
    especially with HDR enabled.
    So decisoion made - the wife will have to get sick of watching it so I can use the HDR screen! :)
    Reply +1
  • Board games understand the pleasures of taking things out of the box

  • frunk 29/11/2016


    Elastic bands holding cards together and not separate zip-lock bags! You board game HEATHEN!

    And that last picture! SOB! You do know you can 3D print custom box inserts!

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  • How to transfer data from PS4 to PS4 Pro - transferring saves, games, trophies, settings and more explained

  • frunk 10/11/2016

    Wired gigabit network :) 980Gb to transfer... however after 3 hours we are down to 17 hours already... so it is lying... in a way I don't mind.

    Hopefully it is not like a Windows 95 progress bar which sticks on 95% for most of the time.
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  • frunk 10/11/2016

    Mine says 37 hours... guess 2 days without either PS4! Reply +2
  • Firewatch now has a Free-Roam Mode

  • frunk 10/11/2016


    Hehe... yeah it was just a little joke, but then they just went and added a new section to the article which made it true! I can't win! :)
    Reply +1
  • frunk 09/11/2016


    Yeah... a PS4 Pro ;)
    Reply +7
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is named...

  • frunk 18/10/2016

    Bang on 2pm as predicted! Now we await the trailer. Those shares rocketed for a reason! Reply +8
  • Google announces VR headset Daydream View, due next month

  • frunk 05/10/2016


    And wait till you see Samsung's fold-up phone next year. Yeah innovation is definitely in Google/Android space just now. Apple just seem to be treading water, a good time to "break the Apple habit" if you prefer function over fashion.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: the first PS4 Pro vs PC graphics comparison

  • frunk 14/09/2016

    Acceptable enough... when the whole console is half the price of just a GTX 1080 graphics card (which would have difficulty doing native 4K too) you have to admit it is pretty good.

    It is a cheap way to get 1080p60 gaming, some fancier VR and some 4K content.

    Of course Scorpio will be better... but at what cost? (Anything over £399 is a BIG risk) And of course PC's are better... at a LOT more cost!

    Given the MS strategy of having all XB1 content on PC... you have to wonder if Scorpio will also find it difficult to justify it's existence.

    Frankly the PS4Pro at £350 is reasonable. Probably not worth an "upgrade" if you already have a healthy PS4 but the cost is not unfair and will become more compelling as time passes and your old noisy PS4 starts becoming troublesome. Just wish it had a 4K-BD Drive for movies... I think that was a bad decision made by Sony to pacify it's other divisions - a stupid politically driven move. Cost-wise it would be pennies... if anything at all.
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  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced £349

  • frunk 07/09/2016

    For those Day One'ers

    The PS4 Pro is up on Shop To already
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  • frunk 07/09/2016

    Who chooses PSVR over Rift or Vive?
    Anyone who wants to spend half the money to get a decent enough VR setup. Anyone who wants it "just to work" without faffing by trying to get 3 different VR storefronts working together. Anyone who wants a bunch of first party content.

    Sounds compelling enough to me... even as a Rift owner.
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  • Life after console generations has one big upside

  • frunk 07/09/2016

    I disagree - I don't think we have seen the end of generations. Generations are healthy for the industry and are necessary. A new generation represents a new minimum baseline to code to. This allows new types of games which are just not possible on older platforms. This kills forward comp ability. But we seem to be hitting upon a settled on and common x86 architecture which should always provide backward compatibility.

    I think we are going to end up with a 2 phase cycle:
    - New Gen: new baseline, only backward compatible
    - Mid Gen: enhance existing baseline with GRAPHICS focused upgrade (extra resolution/frame-rate), both backward and forward compatible.

    Full forward & backward compatibility will forever be a "PC thing" and I believe XBox will become more a service upon that, so MS may well adopt a more generation-less model as it suits them.

    This is just based on simple market economics - if I coded games "only for PC" I would target the "widest audience" which will be lower spec than most gamers. Sure graphics settings help, but you have to assume a baseline CPU that works and that will be your main constraint.

    Generations are good... I don't want my flagship console being hobbled by forward compatibility from a console released 10 years ago. I want the new types of game offered by a new common baseline. It is how we will get the fastest progress.

    That said... not every manufacturer needs to adopt generations. Even if it is just Sony that stick to their "generation guns" that will be sufficient to force effective baselines across the more flexible PC platforms to happen too, just a little more organically.
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  • Microsoft announces official Xbox Onesie

  • frunk 23/08/2016

    Forget the onsie... how do I smother myself in the astonishing XBox merch shown in that last picture. The beautiful controller triptych, the amazing cushions and the XBox Kinect powered robot cleaner that just spotted all that popcorn tumbling from that weird XBox lady who is obviously having difficult controlling herself, never mind the damn XBox.

    This is the world Microsoft imagined we should be living in when they came up with the XBox all in one bollox 3 years ago. Ahhh... how times have changed!
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  • No Man's Sky players meet in same spot, but can't see each other

  • frunk 10/08/2016

    F U C K S . S A K E !

    I remember when the Eurogamer comments section was almost a pleasant place to be, to discuss problems & merits in a generally positive manner. Now there just seems to be an increasing large army of incredulous idiots who try and re-interpret anything they see & select facts into a personal narrative that supports their narrow-minded, preconceived world view.

    That sort of behaviour is what drives the irrationality and extremism; but rather than God or Allah or other invisible friend it is centred around platforms and brands. I am not sure which is sadder!

    Grow up, get out of your echo chamber and experience the world a bit! Or back on topic... experience the near boundless universe a bit! You know - despite this game not being EVERYTHING you thought it was... it might still be fun!
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  • BitSummit 2016: The future's bright for Japanese indies

  • frunk 18/07/2016

    This is a great trend! Hopefully we will see a huge resurgence of those Japanese cultural trends in gaming which have delighted us all through every console generation. All the development teams focused on trying to make "Western style" products meant that those lovely nuggets of Japanese weirdness have gradually evaporated to a trickle.

    A whole bunch of unbridled, Japanese, indies gives me hope that my strangeness quotient will be re-balanced and I will start taking the world less seriously! FFS!!! One look at the news and I think we all need to start taking the world less seriously!
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  • Scorn is H.R. Giger-inspired nightmare fuel

  • frunk 01/07/2016

    Yeah, some of the scenery is obviously Giger-like, but it's not nearly as overtly sexual.
    My thoughts exactly. A huge proportion of his work is overtly sexual in nature and that leads to a more complex relationship to his art.

    Having something just grotesque or unsettling is pretty easy. But when you started seeing sexual elements in there is just confuses your mind further as you find yourself simultaneously attracted and repulsed to what you are seeing. That is when things get freaky and genuinely disturbing.
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  • What it's like to explore the Solar System in virtual reality

  • frunk 01/07/2016


    Yeah but you can still have just as good an experience staring at a 2d 60" screen a few meters away right?..right?
    Not really... on a screen you will only see part of it... and perhaps a small blob nearby to scale it against. The context is a little too abstract you don't really "get it".

    In VR it is the way you look around... somehow this grounds you to the reality of the situation. You look at a sun and it FILLS your vision and you look away at it's horizon and then to another object as comparison.

    VR is just very, very, very good at showing scale... more than that you *experience* scale. It is a major USP of the whole exercise. Even the simple dinosaur demo supplied with the Rift blows you away as you feel it's scale in relation to you... something a telly just can't do.
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  • This is your racing game on drugs

  • frunk 28/06/2016

    Unless you're blissed out in the passenger seat of a Citroen Saxo listening to Spacemen 3 while the glorious English countryside rushes by.
    Ahh insight into the younger or current Martin Roninson
    Reply +1
  • Spec Analysis: Xbox Project Scorpio

  • frunk 14/06/2016

    Microsoft need to sell power. People will buy PlayStation on name/reputation. Microsoft need a USP. This gen has taught them that lesson hard.
    Normally yes... but this is a mid-gen refresh. The cards have been pretty well dealt for this gen. 5 years in... will it really make a big change?

    Sony is now selling on games. Arguably that and getting in early with "simple VR" will probably keep Sony ahead for the rest of this generation.

    That said, MS may well be dropping out of the "generations" model... which is both liberating and limiting as it is VERY difficult to reset your "baseline" in order to kick off a new TYPES of gameplay.

    If you go chasing the "POWER GAME" with a console where ALL the games and ALL the hardware works on a PC, then you just buy a PC as it will always be more powerful.

    XBox is now just an MS SteamBox... and all MS seem to be saying to me is "keep your Windows 10 PC reasonably up to date".
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  • Xbox E3 conference report: Microsoft is feeling bold again

  • frunk 14/06/2016

    So conference learnings so far...

    Stay with a Sony console and keep your PC hardware up to date.

    Oh and always have a Nintendo console handy for Nintendo Stuff... goes without saying.

    XBox is just a "lump upgrade" PC now. Fair enough - keeps things easy. MS just killed the concept of ever needing to buy an XBox console now... which may get their attention back to making good games. Apart from Sea of Thieves which looked epic, the proliferation of sequels was yawn inducing. Sony may have made "generic zombie game 6389236" but at least it had a new name... it will need more than that to capture my attention, never mind how many high speed zombies are on the screen.

    Both conferences had high spots, but my heart and my attention are with Sony.
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  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance delayed until next year

  • frunk 23/05/2016

    Out of interest the negging in this comments section seems crazy high for anyone who is being remotely positive. We are used to these delay announcements and generally it is usually grudgingly accepted with comments like - "I can wait if it is going to make a better game".. but not here.

    Can some of those who have negged explain their thinking rather than hide behind a -/+ sign? Have some people been burned? Do you know something we don't?

    My feeling... kinda expected - big ambition from a new team. It was going to happen. And yes I am a backer... this seems to be taking a fairly standard Kickstarter trajectory for this type of project. No biggie, no worries. Just try to deliver on your ambition.
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  • Watch Sega's 1996 training video for game testers

  • frunk 20/05/2016

    Terminator music - check
    Dire Straits - check

    Wow - this film was out of date when it came out :)

    Ahhh - corporate training, always a decade behind the times. But an amusing watch.
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  • Dishonored 2 gets a 2016 release date

  • frunk 03/05/2016

    Sweet! Reply +7
  • DayZ creator launches Vive-exclusive strategy shooter on Early Access

  • frunk 15/04/2016

    Well that trailer fails to tell me much about the game... or want it. What I saw and the description above seem at odds?!? Is it just me? Reply 0
  • Oculus Rift customers face shipping delays, HTC Vive makes optimistic promises

  • frunk 12/04/2016

    Rift: "Early April" pre-order is now 5/30/2016 - 6/9/2016 (so around a 2 month slip) Reply 0
  • Rust and Garry's Mod studio releases Vive game Chunks

  • frunk 12/04/2016

    Yeah calling it Vivecraft would have made it difficult to release on other VR headsets later. Looks like OR will have to miss out until Touch arrives.

    But yup... that looks EXACTLY like Minecraft with rollercoasters put together with the Vive controllers.

    i.e. Fun
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  • No Man's Sky's cool soundtrack comes out alongside the game

  • frunk 08/04/2016

    That is amazing track even by 65DoS standards, Can't wait to hear the rest of the album and the musical wizardry in the game. Reply +2
  • You can play PS4 games on your PC or Mac from tomorrow

  • frunk 06/04/2016

    That streaming does open up some interesting possibilities... one of those £60 Windows 10 PC sticks that goes into your HDMI port means you can have a proper media player (Kodi) and PS4 extender for about the same price as the defunct Playstation TV.

    Then you can have real fun for around £100 with something like this. A mobile, portable PS4 :)

    Endless possibilities when hardware starts behaving nicely together.
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  • Legal troubles brewing around Ark: Survival Evolved

  • frunk 24/03/2016

    Ahhh the crappy non-compete clauses that every contract has, are virtually impossible to enforce and are usually ignored... unless that is you are a crappy company who is envious of the success of one of your ex-staff and want to try and cash in on it.

    Classic corporate tactic.

    On the note of enforceability: generally it is illegal for a company to deny you the right to earn a living elsewhere. And to some extant ANY new job using the skills you have learned in previous work could be regarded as "working for a competitor". So you end up in a tricky grey legal area which is generally ignored unless you are some high faluting executive or your old employer gets greedy (like here).

    Of course this is 'Merica - so the legal rights of employees are pretty much non-existent as the entire system is biased towards business... so you probably have more reason to be fearful of non-compete bollox.

    That is why I like the contract I have with a Norwegian company where they are far clearer about this stuff and their legal system seems just "sensible". I have a similar clause in my contract - that I can't work for a competitor for 1 year. But IF my current company chooses to enforce that clause they must pay me for that year. As the Norwegian legal system sees it as vaguely ridiculous and so not fair to an employee to deny them the right to work where their skills can be used.
    Reply +15
  • Firewatch has sold half a million copies

  • frunk 21/03/2016

    As an aside, I'm surprised that there's been nothing yet from EG regarding the PS4K rumours:
    Because Eurogamer like to try and report news not rumours which are patently absurd. I imagine they are trying to find out a little more info before they say anything. Or DF will do a piece on why it is not true.

    Any new PS4 with 4K is going to be a straight SKU replacement focussed on 4K media and NOT 4K games, which requires 2-3 generations of GFX hardware beyond the PS4. If they somehow managed to do it they would destroy all goodwill towards Sony and fragment their market just before it hits the "printing money stage". Business lunacy & technical lunacy.

    Way to go to derail a comments thread!
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  • frunk 21/03/2016

    Deserved. In the "5 or so hours of arty discovery" PS4 games front I much preferred this to Rapture - this was definitely more of a a "game" and told a more personal story that was far easier to relate to... also helped by a good bucketload of humour.

    I am finding that as time passes my initial love of Rapture seems a bit misplaced... I liked the whole Archers/Quatermass mashup vibe and the "feel of the world" but it outlived its welcome quite quickly and I was glad when it was over. Firewatch however... I almost wished it was bigger... it was a great place to spend some time. I guess we all have a little Henry in us all.

    But more than enough room for all of them as they don't squander your valuable time.
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