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  • Cara Ellison on: 2014: A Space Engine

  • jabberwoky 01/02/2015

    @dogmanstaruk

    Well the truth of it is I have not looked much at other sites, but I will check your suggestions out.

    You would think EG could actually come up with stuff to write about other than these glorified blogs, there are many many ideas in their own forums which would make good subjects.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 01/02/2015

    @Bremenacht

    ""waaaaaaahhhhh. waaaaaaaahhhh. waaaaahhhhhhh"

    That's all you and your fellow twats write. Do you all coordinate your twatish complaints in your little private group? And then + or - accordingly?

    You do, don't you! You're all chips off the gamergater block.

    #gamergaters"

    Tantrum and paranoia. I suggest a therapist, I hear some of them are very good.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 31/01/2015

    @Poglord

    "God knows there really is enough guardian/pseudo/hipster drivel on the web in general you can point your flame-cannons at if you really want to."

    I come to Eurogamer to avoid all that and to read about videogames. Not to read the title of a videogame and find when I read it, its that instead, and has been for the last 4 saturdays in a row. If you think its great stuff, fine, but accept that not everyone does, and there is nothing depressing about opposing comments unless you want to see them all reflect what you think.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 31/01/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    I do agree with you EG content should not be designed by majority, its a judgement call what gets put. But people can comment on it.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 31/01/2015

    @Bremenacht

    "Waahhhhhh. I don't like what I've half-read. I don't like the writer. WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH.

    #gamergaters"

    Yes, thats a colourful way of putting it. Yet another way of putting it is that you have a comment to make on an article and so you make it. Not quite as dramatic but a tad more accurate. And how do you know if someone has half read something? You have a crystal ball do you? And what has gamergaters got to do with it? I think I have seen more coherence in an average 9 year old's rantings when something hasn't gone their way.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 31/01/2015

    @MrTomFTW

    I think you are confusing "thought" with what people want to read when they go to a video games site in order to read about videogames. They don't want a game hijacked and used as a personal blog.

    Anyway, judging by the tiny amount of feedback, half of which at least is negative, it looks as if most of EG's readership is just ignoring it.
    Reply -6
  • jabberwoky 31/01/2015

    Yaaaaaaawwwwnnn.

    Strip away all the personal meanderings and it transpires there are lots of planets in this game and......thats it.

    There are lots of sites where I can read peoples personal meanderings, thats not why I come to this one.

    Next time I will just skim read these saturday articles, as soon as its obvious they are like this I will just skip it.

    I suspect if this keeps up I won't be the only one.
    Reply -5
  • Dying Light review

  • jabberwoky 30/01/2015

    @dogmanstaruk

    "It is quite fast paced.

    Especially at night if you cock up and you start getting chased. I crapped it during the first night mission."

    OK, I'll take your word for it, zombies were just never my thing.

    Nazis on the other hand.....
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  • jabberwoky 30/01/2015

    Can't think of anything more boring than avoiding zombies for hours on end in a decrepit rundown pile of buildings.

    Still whatever lights your candle.
    Reply -2
  • Sega to offer 300 staff voluntary retirement as it focuses on smartphone and PC online games

  • jabberwoky 30/01/2015

    From Dreamcast to smart phones, where they will be competing with squillions of people in bedsits knocking games out at the rate of 200,000 a minute.

    If they think they are in for an easier ride in mobile phone land they are going to get a shock.
    Reply +6
  • Performance Analysis: Dying Light

  • jabberwoky 29/01/2015

    Only the other day I was immersed in the story of a game, my whole attention focused on what would happen next, and I remember also being in a life and death struggle with this monster....then suddenly out of the blue, there was some minor screen tearing on the 3rd tree a couple of hundred yards up a stony track to the left of the main road.

    Utterly wrecked my game.
    Reply +6
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 microtransactions limited to Raid mode

  • jabberwoky 28/01/2015

    Its their vision for us all to be shoving money at them while we play, but they can't do it all at once so they introduce it gradually, a bit here, a bit there.

    The price of freedom from this is eternal vigilance on our part.
    Reply +6
  • Titanfall and Season Pass bundle just 10 on Xbox this week

  • jabberwoky 27/01/2015

    @spamdangled

    "Well the article is written, not spoken, so it's no wonder you didn't hear anything."

    Thank you for putting me right on that.
    Reply +5
  • jabberwoky 27/01/2015

    "while BioWare's brilliant Dragon Age: Inquisition"

    I'm sorry, I didn't hear, run that by me again?
    Reply -19
  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • jabberwoky 27/01/2015

    They could have made DD into a big serious IP in the west if they had done a proper single player DD2.

    Our loss but also theirs.
    Reply 0
  • Professional Lumberjack 2015 headed to PC and consoles

  • jabberwoky 27/01/2015

    This or Witcher 3. Tough one, have to think about it. Reply +4
  • Unwrapping the open world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • jabberwoky 26/01/2015

    "In some games like Skyrim the open-world is entirely the point and the game wouldn't work without it, whereas other games feel enlarged for the sake of it, and bloated because of it."

    Just got badly burned by Dragon age 3 in that dept, (Not bothering to finish a game you paid for is never good). I have a feeling that won't be the case in Witcher 3.

    I am hoping however that there is no repeat of things like the kaysan which wasn't so much a difficulty spike as a complete blindly frustrating mess. I'm assuming CD will avoid that.
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  • Ubisoft deactivating keys it says were "fraudulently" obtained and resold

  • jabberwoky 26/01/2015

    @chris2309

    "If Ubi didn't force people into using such a shit DRM platform along with overpricing their mostly broken games, people wouldn't have to use these key selling sites."

    Correctomundo. But the real mystery is why anyone even bothers with ubisoft nowadays. They have one game template which they invented in the 16th century and they have been shoving it in all their games ever since. I mean EA are pretty ropey at times but at least they do some interesting games now and then.
    Reply +2
  • Gearbox hiring for Borderlands 3

  • jabberwoky 26/01/2015

    A lot of creativiity and rock solid gameplay in this series, looking forward to BL3, although I skipped the pre-sequel as 1 and 2 were more than sufficient for last gen. Reply +1
  • A guide to gaming's most valuable treasures

  • jabberwoky 25/01/2015

    Great article, would like to see more like this on EG.

    I remember thinking quite extensively about the next gen in the early 90s, which would come out on top out of playstation, saturn and 3DO. I believe after much thought I decided that 3DO would probably win it.
    Reply +8
  • David Goldfarb on: The favourite thing

  • jabberwoky 24/01/2015

    These saturday articles are getting more like personal self indulgent blog pieces and less relevent to video games every passing week. How about looking at the creativity process as applied to making games rather than mass murdering caterpillars, or speculating on what goes on in the mind of a cat at inordinate length.

    I really hope its just a phase.
    Reply +19
  • Ubisoft reveals experimental PC platformer Grow Home

  • jabberwoky 23/01/2015

    The sooner ubisoft go bust the better for gaming, and this tiny little game is not going to change anything. Reply -1
  • Citizens of Earth review

  • jabberwoky 23/01/2015

    "a kooky and inventive contemporary re-imagining of the Super Nintendo-era role-player".

    I prefer my JRPGs straight thank you, but I understand their need to do something "different" to try to stand out. Good JRPGs are so rare now all they needed to do was "good" and they would still have stood out.

    Anyway for those who want a laugh a minute I expect it will be sufficiently guffaw inducing.
    Reply +2
  • So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

  • jabberwoky 22/01/2015

    "and they don't want us just to have 'Three of six headshots achieved!'. That's not really why people play games anyway when it comes down to it."

    Can someone from ubisoft read this please.
    Reply +4
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 3 details

  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    @che_don_john

    "Logic tells me I shouldn't really be enjoying this game, yet I am, and I can't explain why."

    "I'm gripped by the shard collecting. I've sought out every astrarium. I don't leave an area until I've mopped up every side-quest (no matter how annoying)."

    You are not alone. For a while I found myself running to every icon and doing it, it had an addictiveness to it, I even found myself going after shards....

    Its like coronation street, I once watched a bit, then found myself watching a bit more, and a bit more. Then I came to. Maybe you will too, who knows, whatever floats your boat. Would it help if I pointed out that new ability point you mention will never need to be used because you only need 2 or 3.
    Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    @ChimeraSix

    "I really hate the Ubisoft rinse-repeat approach to open world game design and I am really disappointed to hear you say this resembles it...

    It is optional though...right? I mean I could just play through the story and forget about collecting shit?"

    I was exactly the same as you before I bought it, I assumed it was mostly optional and you could get on with the main story.

    And indeed, to some extent you can. The problem is that the main story is very very short. Most of your time WILL be spent on the maps doing ubisoft icons, even if you skip a lot. Frankly, I don't want the responsibility of putting you off so watch some lets plays and judge for yourself before you commit serious dosh.

    Envivonments are swish though, has to be said.
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  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    @Old_Books

    "I agree. And I can't believe I am going to say this but I prefer DA2 at the moment. This game is totally unengaging."

    Actually, funny you should say that, I was just thinking the same thing. DA2 had a good story, and the characters were solid, the only issue was the awful reuse of areas and the respawning of enemies which made me give up on it. What I played of it was better than DA3.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    Halfway through the game I gave up on it. 85 percent of all your choices and actions have zero effect on the game, its just appearance. 85% of your time is spent pressing 3 buttons hacking your way along (as the tac mode is just not worth it), while going on the greatest collectothon in the history of videogames. Get used to "found X, one of 30". Really seriously get used to that. And the war table, send X who automatically succeeds and nets you 60 gold an hour later.

    Acres of incredible landscapes with nothing meaningful to do. And the story side is 15 per cent of your time in the game. Add to that the characters are by far the ugliest and most uninspired in the history of the series.

    Automated gameplay, decide what the player will do on map 1 with several hundred icons, then replicate it on every other map, saves tons of creativity and cash. This game is the ubisoftication of the RPG, its the lazy future of videogaming.

    The myriad bugs in this game are the least of its problems.
    Reply +1
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster review

  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    @Spuzzell

    I rarely had that as a problem, but I had to juggle and make the best of my space. If occasionally I got into serious trouble, I could make my way back. Even the occasional death was worth the extra tension and reward when you got it right.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    "hilariously mundane such as the following, offered when you investigate a kitchen counter: "A bunch of spices you've never seen before"."

    So if you, simon parkin, were prowling around in a bit of a dodgy mansion, and you found spices in the kitchen you had never seen before, you would find it "hilarious?" I would find it unsettling.
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  • jabberwoky 20/01/2015

    "Your character's inventory is painfully limited and must be micro-managed."

    Yes, you have to think about what you take, that adds to the strategy and the tension and the gameplay. It was a deliberate design feature and works brilliantly, unless you want to steamroller through the game like COD.

    Its reviews like this which probably led videogames companies to dumb everything down.
    Reply +5
  • Dying Light physical release suffers delay in Europe, elsewhere

  • jabberwoky 19/01/2015

    @Rodimus-Prime

    "Not only am i going to wait for a physical release, but i'm also going to hold off until the inevitable price cuts."

    And bug fixes.
    Reply +3
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare dev hands out "reverse boosting" bans

  • jabberwoky 19/01/2015

    If your multiplayer game had no progression whatsoever and was entirely skill based, this problem would never arise. Reply +78
  • Alienware Alpha review

  • jabberwoky 18/01/2015

    @George-Roper

    If what you say is true, I can live with the 0.67% chance that this happens, and the 99% chance that it will be overturned in the courts, backed up by Sony's wish to remain in business vs whatever death wish fantasies they may entertain.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 18/01/2015

    @George-Roper

    "Modern console gamers still have that veil over their face, where they think that console gaming now is the same as it was 20, even 10 years ago.

    It's actually quite sad that these people don't realise that with the flick of a setting, any disc based game can be basically disabled. The only true way to ensure that doesn't happen is to be completely offline, from the get go."

    My Xbox 360 will play every disc based game offline, as will my PS4, except for multiplayer elements. So how are they going to disable it. Quite apart from the suicidal aspect of such a scheme on the part of Sony/Microsoft, I don't see how it can be disabled, if you reset the console, and then there would be the legal ramifications and class actions.

    Sadly, I tend to agree with you that consoles are moving away from the simple press button and go machines of the past, with their constant updates, and bugs, its not a trend I am over the moon about.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 18/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    There is a huge practical difference between owning a PS4 title and owning a PC title, I can sell mine. That alone is sufficient. Secondly I have the right to sell my game, the fact that the software company says its a licence and I can only sell as long as they allow does not hold up in court. They can write what they want on the disc, just as I could write what I want on a car I sold you.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 17/01/2015

    A great battle was fought by gamers recently for the right to own their own games. And that battle was won.

    PC gamers lost that particular battle years ago and this console wannabee comes with that hanging round its neck.

    That won't matter to some but my gaming centre of gravity will be on games I own rather than rent.
    Reply -1
  • Rich Stanton on: Cheesing Destiny

  • jabberwoky 17/01/2015

    Its a good article but 6 strikes and a couple of raids do not make much of a game no matter how good the gunplay or environments. Reply +6
  • Second UK man arrested following PlayStation and Xbox DDOS attacks

  • jabberwoky 16/01/2015

    Before everyone just mindlessly sticks the boot in, just pause a moment and think what its like to be in his shoes, right now, facing what he's facing.

    There, that was fun, carry on kicking!
    Reply +13
  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • jabberwoky 16/01/2015

    Just as long as they keep the bad voice acting I don't mind.

    Oh and the tank controls were fine, and the same with tomb raider. All you ever heard from games journalists was how they needed to sort lara's controls out, but they were fine and contributed to the great gameplay unlike modern versions which are like plastic food, they seem good but lack something.
    Reply +4
  • Watch Dogs 2 must "appeal to fans in a new way", creative director says

  • jabberwoky 16/01/2015

    I'm going off these big blockbuster console titles with their identical shallow gameplay mechanics, flashy graphics, and bugs galore.

    Replaying a good old game gives a lot more bang for your buck, and saves you money. I am not saying they are all bad, fallout 4 will probably be great, but this year I am going to be a lot more choosy about what I buy.
    Reply +2
  • Xbox One Evolve pre-purchase unlocks characters you'd otherwise have to grind for

  • jabberwoky 12/01/2015

    Grind is such an unpleasant word.

    But if you pre-order you will be spared that, it transpires. There is another way of course to spare yourself, which is to buy something else instead.
    Reply +17
  • How Duke Nukem 3D managed to be ahead of its time while trapped in the past

  • jabberwoky 12/01/2015

    Eurogamer is increasingly being used as a platform for a sexist politically correct agenda; fortunately as the comments show, its just succeeding in alienating its readers.

    Duke Nukem is a caricature. The world is a caricature. Its exagerated deliberately to make fun of it, to show how ludicrous or outrageous it is. Look at Onslow in his string vest spending his life looking at TV with a can of beer. He is ignorant lazy etc but the caricature makes him comedy. No-one takes him seriously, or aspires to be like him.

    The really sad thing is that the climate Eurogamer wishes to spread is one which will make these lampoons so politically incorrect no one will dare to do them any more.
    Reply +4
  • Jon Blyth on: Barks

  • jabberwoky 10/01/2015

    The introduction was crude and cringingly embarrassing, but the main problem with this is that it wasn't funny. Reply -14
  • When the new becomes old - why 2015 should be a stellar year

  • jabberwoky 08/01/2015

    @Murton

    While I think I made some valid points I agree it was the wrong topic to post them in. As for Fallout, I was rather hoping for it this year, I still think there is a chance.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 08/01/2015

    Destiny turned out to be an online version of halo with zero story, and pretty environments. Dragon age turned out to be a massive collectothon as Bioware shamelessly incorporated ubisofts lazy automated gameplay. There were bugs galore as publishers continued to abuse the internet by releasing betas and getting people to playtest for them. Can't wait to see what a mess Square make of FF15.

    I'm just waiting for witcher 3, FO4, ES 5 and screw everything else except perhaps for the odd fluke.

    There, thats my Eyore bit done for the day.
    Reply -2
  • PS4 Data Bank dock allows huge storage

  • jabberwoky 07/01/2015

    @MonkeyMagik

    "Just allow external hard drives like you can on XB1. I've just added a 1tb Samsung drive for 40. I'd like to do the same with my PS4 please."

    Dear Sony. Yes. Put me down for one too, around June would be good.
    Reply 0
  • Holiday blues: A look at depression simulator Please Knock on My Door

  • jabberwoky 06/01/2015

    @Baban_Iesu

    "OK, hands up. Who is going to be a dick in this thread first? Come on, own up."

    I would rather listen to someone pulling their fingernails down a blackboard for 3 days than play this. Does that fit the bill?
    Reply +5
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5m worldwide

  • jabberwoky 06/01/2015

    Great idea, microsoft, to try to kill off used games and force online authentication.

    Here, have a handkerchief to wipe off all that soot on your face.
    Reply 0
  • Xbox avatars to get improved graphics, new features

  • jabberwoky 05/01/2015

    I have to say I feel I could live without mine. Reply +1