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  • The race to defeat Destiny's toughest challenge begins

  • jabberwoky 16/09/2014

    @PSfourskin

    200 plus posts many of which are critical about the game. Regardless of my personal opinion, its obvious its not a minority one and the game has stirred up a lot of controversy for its content.

    As for my comment its perfectly valid to make the observation, just as its valid for someone who likes the game to have no problem with the wall to wall coverage.
    Reply -4
  • jabberwoky 16/09/2014

    We do seem to be getting an unfeasibly large amount of content about Destiny, its almost as if Eurogamer is hyping it. To be fair, I don't think they are deliberately, maybe Activision is just very good at press releases and managing their PR. But thats the impression you get. Wall to wall articles almost as if there are no other games. For Skyrim I could understand it, but for this empty shell of a game with its punishing repetitiveness, it just seems wrong. Reply 0
  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • jabberwoky 15/09/2014

    @Vixzer

    I got Tomb raider one on the strength solely of a review. Best game I ever bought. If you are not sure about a game, a cross section of reviews can be very helpful.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 15/09/2014

    @PSfourskin

    No, really, he was terrible. In fact I put down my arse being shot off every time I made an appearance in the multiplayer to being put off by him!
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 15/09/2014

    Oh, and I forgot. That weed of an announcer in the multiplayer, where you have to capture nodes. He is an embarrassment. Where the hell did they dig him from? Possibly the worst voice acting in history outside of RE1, and that had the merit of being funny. Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 15/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Your opinion is as valid as mine.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 15/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Well, if you must know, the story by your own admission is rubbish. The multiplayer is not a patch on halo, so why not play halo instead. You land, stuff spawns, you kill it, you go 30 yards down the road and kill another spawn, then the first place spawns again 2 minutes later. It spawns so you can kill it and you kill it because it spawns. When you level up, they level up, so you are playing the same game over and over.

    The strikes are great, but after doing them 2 or 3 times they get very very old.

    The patrol mechanics are the same minigames over and over and over, collect x, or go to y, or kill z numbers. Its as bad as far cry 3.

    The levelling is a joke. The AI is a clear step down from halo.

    In borderlands the missions often have meaning and a bit of an individual story, and some great characters. This is all AUTOMATED.

    Can I think of anything good? Sure, the graphics.

    And how many times do you have to hold of hordes of bad guys while peter dinklage pisses about on some control console? Over and over again.
    Reply +9
  • jabberwoky 15/09/2014

    Before Activision and their new monkeys Bungie start wetting themselves, I got it (and contributed to the statistics) only because it was FREE with my PS4, and found it a complete arse of a game.

    Guaranteed in 4 weeks time you will see lots and lots of copies in the used section of GAME.
    Reply 0
  • Sorry, Microsoft, but you can't own Minecraft

  • jabberwoky 13/09/2014

    I think microsoft will own it inasmuch as they can decide what platform it goes on and they will get the money. The more philosophical aspects will probably go over their heads, and actually probably over most peoples. Reply +4
  • Video: Watch us take on Destiny's Moon Strike

  • jabberwoky 13/09/2014

    The gameplay consists of landing, finding a bunch of sub par covenant with poorer AI and stupid health bars on their heads, killing them, moving on 30 yards and killing another bunch, then the first bunch automatically re-spawn, and you kill them, rinse repeat ad nauseum. The patrol missions are fine till you realize once you have done one you have done them all. The story is pathetic. The bosses are tedious.

    Bungie set up an idea and some eye candy environments then set the whole damn game onto auto generation of everything.
    Reply +3
  • The Sledgehammer effect: "We want to change Call of Duty"

  • jabberwoky 12/09/2014

    Our next big FPS is going to be innovative.

    So whats new. Developers have been saying that for years.
    Reply +24
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • jabberwoky 12/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Fair enough.

    Now we are both looking around for things to play on it and killzone at the price is a no brainer.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 12/09/2014

    As a former microsoft man, feeding them hundreds of pounds a year since 2005, I just bought a PS4, yesterday, and I will be feeding Sony hundreds of pounds a year for God knows how long.

    I have great memories of my 360, and for a long time Microsoft were pretty cool in my eyes. But That Moment at E3 when sony kept physical ownership alive for the coming generation changed everything.
    Reply +27
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • jabberwoky 10/09/2014

    @abigsmurf

    Enemies respawn? Have you any idea how much I hate respawning enemies.

    I might just wait for the standalone white thats due soon, and skip this.
    Reply +15
  • jabberwoky 10/09/2014

    Sounds like it needed a strong storyline with missions that have meaning in them other than levelling.

    I expect the review will make it clearer.
    Reply +81
  • The Sims 4 review

  • jabberwoky 10/09/2014

    I gave up on this when I found myself making my sim empty the trash can, again and again and again. And again and again.

    I mean, going 3 rounds with a dragon can be repetitive but its at least interesting.
    Reply 0
  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • jabberwoky 10/09/2014

    OK well as long as they don't buy bethesda, rockstar and cd projekt I think I can stay frosty. Reply +2
  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • jabberwoky 09/09/2014

    I disagreed with your stance on sexism and diversity in videogames.

    But Eurogamer as a games site is one of the best out there and as editor, you had a lot to do with that. So thank you for all your work over the years, which is much appreciated.

    I hope things go well for you in the future.
    Reply +5
  • Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed: Birth of a New World compilation

  • jabberwoky 09/09/2014

    @VideoGameAddict25

    "I mean surely nearly everyone has all these games by now."

    I know its a bit freaky but, I havn't. And when you can pick this up for 14.99 next summer, you do get an awful lot of stuff.

    Still I gave up on AC2 once I got over the admittedly wonderful sights and atmosphere and realized the game was just 6 or 7 assasinations plus a monumental collectathon.
    Reply +1
  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • jabberwoky 09/09/2014

    And I trust Fergal Gara has done the decent thing and written a very nice thank you note to microsoft for all their help.

    Anyway, wasn't the UK Xbox 360 territory? So if microsoft are being outsold nearly 2 to 1 here, at a time of PS4 stock shortages, what the hell is Sony doing to them in other countries? What are they going to do to them this Christmas? Game over by Christmas 2015 I reckon and we will have a very very clear winner. Anybody care to bet against me?
    Reply +12
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 stars Claire Redfield

  • jabberwoky 08/09/2014

    Funny, Claire found herself in an island prison in code veronica too.

    She should be more careful.

    This game looks promising because its going to be the opposite of RE6 and because Claire was always the coolest.
    Reply +3
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • jabberwoky 03/09/2014

    @Guy.J.

    "These issues (the misogyny of gamers, the sexism in game content, and the lack of integrity in game journalism) warrant proper discussion. Instead, all are wrapped up in one big clusterfuck of confusion and hate."

    Completely agree with this. But don't expect this proper discussion to start at Eurogamer. Their suggested links are completely one sided. You have to do your own research and find your own links to arrive at a balanced approach.
    Reply +5
  • jabberwoky 02/09/2014

    ""everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion has the right to play games, criticise games and make games without getting harassed or threatened." It calls for threats of violence to be reported and for all members of the community to take a public stand against "hateful, harassing speech"."

    Why would a reasonable person not sign up to this? I most certainly would agree with it so you can count me in.

    Unfortunately, the suggested links which you go on to highlight later in the article do not give a balanced view of Gamergate.

    For that, I would suggest that readers go on to the internet and find their own links, and reach their own conclusions.....
    Reply +31
  • Video: A quick look at co-op customisation in Assassin's Creed Unity

  • jabberwoky 02/09/2014

    @ApokNyneWheel

    Not if they increase the grind to make microtransactions more desirable. Anyway if you are cool with it go ahead, I can't stick ubisofts game template which they seem to shove in every game, so its not my problem.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 01/09/2014

    @Playstationman

    Be careful!!

    You might give Ubisoft ideas.....
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 01/09/2014

    So you pony up full retail and find all the cool stuff behind a paywall?

    Thats the contempt ubisoft has for you all.
    Reply +18
  • Hands-on with Oculus Rift DK2

  • jabberwoky 01/09/2014

    If this rift thing requires so much PC grunt, how is Morpheous supposed to work? Sony are bringing it out for the PS4 and when they do its got to look good and be functional. What do they have up their sleeves? They must have something, as they are cash strapped they would not be pouring money into it if it was going to be half arsed. Reply 0
  • After a decade away, Dragon Quest returns to PlayStation

  • jabberwoky 01/09/2014

    No JRPG, no sale, no matter how much Dragonquest is in the title. Reply +7
  • Capcom announces Resident Evil Revelations 2

  • jabberwoky 01/09/2014

    If they don't screw them up RE6 style, I'm in. Reply 0
  • UK chart: Metro Redux shoots to the top

  • jabberwoky 01/09/2014

    I delayed buying PS4 till now, but amazingly, 1 year nearly after its out there is still hardly anything to play on it. Killzone and Last of Us might last me 3 weeks, then what.

    This game might swing it....just. Or maybe I will leave it till next year and a price cut. I do think these HD remasters at least provide something, but there is a bit of a drought on right now.
    Reply -2
  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • jabberwoky 30/08/2014

    If Eurogamer wrote this article and promoted the game, just because she is a womnan and feminist, who is in a lot of trouble on the internet right now, then it has become a total and utter joke of a site.

    The question is, have they?

    And the problem is that with the editor's decalaration that the readership are all sexists, and that Eurogamer was going to change, with the increase in feminist articles since that date, with every mod who posts on the subject singing from the same hymn sheet, people are going to be suspicious. Especially when you get this extraordinary statement from the deputy editor above - "we do feel a responsibility to support creators affected by bigotry by shining the spotlight back on their actual work, if we think it's worthwhile."

    I don't know the answer, but the fact that I feel I don't know shows just how much my trust in Eurogamer as a professional games site has gone down the toilet.
    Reply +17
  • jabberwoky 30/08/2014

    Its a good article, I particularly agree with this:

    "Game design, particularly at the commercial end of the scale, has become so player focussed, so obsessed with ensuring that every game appeals to everybody, and that everybody can understand everything intuitively, that it risks becoming faceless and infantile".

    I think this can be applied to a lot of mainstream games and the likes of ubisoft EA etc could learn from it. I doubt tomb raider, created by about 15 people didn't get hung up about appealing to everyone and playing safe, yet it became a blockbuster.

    Personally however I wouldn't play a game about depression but games can be a good tool for getting things across, better than books sometimes. You'd have to have a lot of time on your hands or be pretty bored to settle down to a game like this over skyrim.
    Reply -2
  • Video: Dragon Age: Inquisition's Morrigan has a 'more human side'

  • jabberwoky 30/08/2014

    @Jayja

    Sorry, I should have thought it through. Still, all that you know is that she did something that annoyed me.

    Its a great game, I hope you enjoy it.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 30/08/2014

    Good, that will give me a chance to give her a piece of my mind for what she did in DA1. Reply +2
  • Video: Is the world ready for virtual reality?

  • jabberwoky 29/08/2014

    Not sure about the world, but I am. Have been for the last 10 years. Reply +1
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • jabberwoky 29/08/2014

    If I get a 3DS it will now be some time in 2015. Reply +4
  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • jabberwoky 29/08/2014

    Thank you for some great articles and good luck for the future. Reply +3
  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • jabberwoky 27/08/2014

    @Cerberuslu2

    "Alright! Time to write a female character for my video game! Hmm, alright. Let's see..
    I guess I can't:
    - Make her a villain, because that means that I would be portraying women in a negative, misogynous tone.
    - Make her overly attractive because I would be perpetuating the stereotype that only attractive women are heroic. This would also promote sexual objectification of women.
    - Make her ugly because then I'd be saying that only unattractive women can get things done. I'd also make unattractive women feel bad instead of empowering them.
    - Make her the sidekick of a male character, because that would imply that she's subservient to his whims, and that she is not equal.
    - Make her the sidekick of a female character, because that would imply that women cannot work together, or that one is more equal to the other.
    - Make her the hero, because that would just be a male 'fantasy'. Having her kick ass and win the day would just be enforcing negative stereotypes.
    - Make her strong and willful and muscular because that would mean I'm just making a 'male character with breasts.' which women find offensive since it rejects femininity.
    - Make her girly, feminine and sensitive, because that would mean that women cannot be strong, independent and powerful.
    - Make a female character at all because no matter what I do, feminists will ALWAYS bitch about any aspect they can dig out of the box, because it is their hobby and that's what they do for a living, claiming to be oppressed by the "patriarchy" while women in numerous rough countries are truly subjected to discrimination.

    You are absolutely right, some people will see evil wherever they look.
    Reply +6
  • jabberwoky 27/08/2014

    More extremist sexist views shoved down our throats.

    Why couldn't you just report it, why do you have to champion it?

    Eurogamer is becoming a joke.
    Reply +6
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals four-player co-op mode

  • jabberwoky 27/08/2014

    "You can use premium currency, but you don't have to," the developer stated."

    But if you don't we won't make money which we otherwise would.

    So who trusts EA to not encourage it in their design? "Oh, no, honestly we won't really truly we really won't" does not cut it. What does cut it is not having it in there.

    I will buy this when its half price 8 months later, probably second hand.
    Reply +2
  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • jabberwoky 25/08/2014

    I don't know what they expect. The president of sony to ask for a meeting with them attended by the press and then agree to all their terms.

    If they believe that they should be certified. If they don't what are they wasting everyones time for?
    Reply +16
  • Bloodborne is a Souls successor with serious bite

  • jabberwoky 22/08/2014

    "I died, of course. Several times, in fact"

    Really? Who'd have thought.
    Reply +1
  • Bungie on the Destiny level cap, raids and game size

  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    @mikethemental

    Yes, I can see it now, DLC 1 boost level cap to 25. DLC 2 boosts it to 30. Etc etc etc.

    Activisions wet dream.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    @xblbw

    Both games were absolute cack despite the vast sums time and expertise thrown at them.

    Anyway, time will tell on this game, we will all find out soon enough.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    @xblbw

    You could say the same about Final Fantasy 13 or Resident evil 6 and look how they turned out.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    @jetsetwillie

    No, not everyone. Well....time constraints and all and I am a little busy. But I checked everyone who posted on the forums.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    @jetsetwillie

    There is a stand alone white coming out this year in Europe, which is unlikely to be exclusive.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    I was not happy about bungie partnering with activision, would have preferred them to run their own show completely. They have the name and track record to have publishers falling over themselves. But they made their choice, its ACTIVISION bungie INCORPORATED now, or might as well be.

    As for Destiny I don't trust it further than I could throw it because of the above it will reek of expensive dlc. Also more people were underwhelmed by it than overwhelmed in the beta, it can't be that awsome.
    Reply +2
  • Star Wars: Commander is your next Star Wars game

  • jabberwoky 21/08/2014

    No, I'll stick to command and conquer generals, its 4.7 million times better. Reply +4
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 spotted on Xbox.com

  • jabberwoky 20/08/2014

    I got it instead of RE6 and it was pretty good, a bit short but reminiscent of the classics. Reply +1