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  • What can we learn from The Witcher 3 "downgrade" fiasco?

  • jabberwoky 26/05/2015

    Chill, CDP. 98% of gamers don't give a rats ass about this issue. They are too busy playing a masterpiece that has great graphics, gameplay and story. Reply -3
  • Perception is a new horror game from some of the people behind BioShock

  • jabberwoky 26/05/2015

    Wouldn't she be wiser to take someone with her? Reply +1
  • Destiny: House of Wolves review

  • jabberwoky 25/05/2015

    @AgentDaleCooper

    "It really winds you up doesn't it. I mean, it really really does. People love the game despite what you think, suck it up and move on.

    Why not ignore all Destiny content on EG? Don't say it's "difficult" to do, because that's BS."

    I will read what I want to read without seeking your advice, and I will say what I think.

    And if only people who agreed with the review read it and commented we would have wall to wall praise with no dissension whatsoever. Is that what you want? Maybe you should think through what you write.

    Incidentally, this doesn't wind me up despite your utter certainty that it does. Seriously, you are simply wrong, mistaken. And I don't doubt people love the game, but it does not invalidate my post.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 25/05/2015

    @Ajent

    I agree we all have different opinions; you posted yours and I posted mine on the value for money.

    And I agree you cannot invalidate someone's review because they are into it, but you can point out the co-incidence of that review being good when most others are poor and to raise the question of reliability.
    Reply -2
  • jabberwoky 25/05/2015

    All the improvements you mention sound like a glorified patch to me, sweetened with a strike and one or two bells and whistles so they can charge for it. 20, for another 20 you can get witcher 3, how is that value for money? Also check back on the article, the number of times it says, "while not as good as", and then the crowning moment, "many of the locations are lifted from elsewhere".

    Bungie are seriously extracting the michael here.

    And I don't trust a review from a site where we get wall to wall destiny articles because the staff are "really into it". Especially when its been utterly pasted on other review sites for the shallow money grabber we are going to have to get used to as Activision gets into its 10 year milking plan.
    Reply +34
  • Beneath Assassin's Creed Unity's bugs lurks a surprisingly human game

  • jabberwoky 25/05/2015

    @Paul_Denton

    "I will be skipping Syndicate and hoping Ubisoft will play TW 3 and get some inspiration."

    Thats why we all owe CDP, they have raised the bar in the industry. Other developers cannot ignore this. If just 20 percent of them act they will take market share from the others, and EA etc don't like losing money.
    Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 25/05/2015

    Agree, wonderfully atmospheric and great to wander around. Unfortunately the gameplay is the most sterile I have ever encountered. Reply -1
  • BioWare turns 20 today

  • jabberwoky 23/05/2015

    @clockworkzombie

    "Don't forget Jade empire. A game that truly begs for a sequel. Hmm might have to find a copy and play it again."

    Yes. Jade Empire. Played it twice, ready to play again. So much magic in that game. Incidentally it works on the 360 bc with some minor graphics glitches on the forest bit.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 22/05/2015

    These guys sold biowares soul to EA for oodles and oodles of cash. Any mindless dick could do that, its not special or clever. NOT selling out is what is special. So I don't offer them any congratulations whatsoever. Reply -1
  • Face-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • jabberwoky 23/05/2015

    All this massive focus on pixels and visuals by the press means that developers will focus LIMITED resources on that to the detriment of gameplay. We have 6 months left, do we optimise gameplay or graphics?

    Its gone too far imo, and become obssesive to the point of near insanity. And our future games will suffer if it doesn't stop.
    Reply +6
  • Yep, Nobuo Uematsu's new Final Fantasy song sounds lovely

  • jabberwoky 22/05/2015

    @Folant

    ""You're Not Alone" would like a few words."

    Actually, "Aeris theme" looks up and gives a slight frown.

    Anyway, the guy has written some absolute stunners, I think we can all agree on that.
    Reply +1
  • Video: Are the Far Cry games connected?

  • jabberwoky 21/05/2015

    @BellyFullOfHell

    "They're connected all right, the connection is they're all crap."

    Correct except for FC1 which was immersive and realistic, before Ubisoft turned it into a circus.
    Reply -1
  • CD Projekt tackles The Witcher 3 downgrade issue head on

  • jabberwoky 21/05/2015

    @Gemini42

    "Only 8 people in the UK with high end PCs? Wow, did not know that! Can you provide a source please?"

    Sure. I counted them. One of your friend's rigs isn't all its cracked up to be.
    Reply +4
  • jabberwoky 21/05/2015

    To the 8 people in the UK who have high end PCs. OK, CDP did not create the game exclusively for your rigs, for you personally, ignoring XB1 and PS4 and most midrange PCs. Maybe they thought they needed more than 8 sales, who knows.

    I know, its bitterly unfair.

    Some advice, get over it.
    Reply +12
  • EA Star Wars domain cybersquatted by 4chan users

  • jabberwoky 20/05/2015

    Well EA have annoyed a lot of people. You don't win worst company awards year after year for nothing. And when people get annoyed you get static now and then. Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • jabberwoky 20/05/2015

    I tried really hard but simply cannot see the difference between the videos in the article. I can see the dips in the chart at the bottom, but it just does not translate into what I see. Reply +3
  • Sony sets up North West Studio to make Project Morpheus games

  • jabberwoky 19/05/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Yes it has a bigger range which is cool. But I still think my point stands. I will be spending a lot of time on witcher and fallout 4, doing a spot of driving will not justify buying morpheus and a camera.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 19/05/2015

    Unless mainstream games play on it, the device will not take off. The only other possibility is for some kind of mode which allows playing mainstream games in massive screen size as a bonus.

    It might be cooler than kinect but having a few games made specially for it will not cut it.
    Reply +5
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • jabberwoky 19/05/2015

    @Gemini42

    No, I meant that when Dragon Age comes up for renewal, they will be saying - Witcher 3 did phenomenally well by avoiding shallow sidequests and making content king, lets do the same. More to the point, they know if they don't they will not compete. Or to put it another way, CDP have raised the bar for everyone.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 19/05/2015

    The significance of this game is that it will be a powerful influence with other games companies. For a start they now have some real competition from an outfit that gives out free DLC, includes maps, guides, stickers etc in the box as opposed to just nothing, not even an instruction manual. And most importantly a game that proves you can make money by putting in real content, rather than just a bunch of shallow icons saying kill X one of 100, or collect Y, one of 300.

    The games industry cannot ignore this game, and it will lead to change. Because the mantra now will be, witcher 3 sold really well, lets do something like that.

    So I think we have something to thank CDP for. Hopefully they will stay ahead of the game, because we need companies like this.
    Reply +2
  • A (very) brief look at the new Doom

  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    Yes, it was certainly brief. No doubt about that. Reply +1
  • Should you install The Witcher 3's day one patch?

  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    I can understand some people's legitimate disappointment about the downgrade/optimisation. But we should all be able to agree that CDP have worked their socks off for the last 3 years to get the best damned picture they could possibly get and cut them some slack. Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro

    "All I know is that it looks the mutts nuts and if it is half as good as Skyrim then I'll be happy."

    Agreed, and I think that probably goes for 95% of the population.
    Reply +11
  • Final Fantasy 15 demo to be updated early June

  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    The last Final Fantasy was 12 so I have no idea what this joke of a game is all about.

    Control of 1 character, a story about a boy band, black costumes wall to wall, "frantic" fast paced combat, no female characters in the party. Have Square got a death wish or something because it looks like they are about to outdo the disaster that was FF13, (the one where each iteration sold half the number of the previous one).
    Reply -15
  • Seeing Red: The story of CD Projekt

  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    @George-Roper

    Well I think you are nitpicking for the reasons I cited, and there is nothing in your post that makes me change my mind.
    Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    @George-Roper

    I repeat the point that they cannot be expected to commit economic suicide by foregoing a major console base by anyone outside a lunatic asylum, and that as long as they have none DRM as a core value, and put it into effect (ever heard of gog?) they are a force for good and worth supporting. Your point is nitpicking in the extreme.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 17/05/2015

    @George-Roper

    "Yeah but lets not forget, they also signed up to the XBO original design of 24 hour checkins for single and multiplayer games."

    Oh, come on get real will you. Why would any commercial company screw itself over for the next 10 years financially by jettisoning a major console market, just so it can "technically" be 100% unassociated with DRM. What kind of blithering idiot would do that? What kind of utter moron would do that? Nobody outside a lunatic asylum would do that. So why the hell are you crowing about it as if they were the devil incarnate?

    They go a long long way out of their way to follow their core none DRM values in purely practical terms, and that is more than good enough for me. But no-one would seriously expect them to commit economic suicide over it.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 17/05/2015

    "Our core value is DRM-free and we will not sacrifice that."

    For that reason alone this company should be supported as far as possible. The fact that they have produced a blockbuster with 92% on Metacritic does not exactly make it onerous.

    (Note to CD Projekt - if you feel like adding an extra fiver to the price of the game, please feel free.).
    Reply +1
  • GTA 5 physical sales pass 5m mark in UK

  • jabberwoky 18/05/2015

    I wish I could get into GTA. Can't help getting this nagging doubt that I am missing out on something. Reply 0
  • Video: All you need to know about Assassin's Creed Syndicate

  • jabberwoky 17/05/2015

    Ubisoft are a joke of a company, and AssCreed is beyond depressing. Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster on PS4

  • jabberwoky 16/05/2015

    @Rogueywon

    Thanks for pointing this out, you may have changed my destiny. There is very little difference between the PS3 version and the PS4, add in the huge price differential and the bugs (meaning whats on the disk is sub par notwithstanding any possible patches), and I just switched course.

    Anyway its a beast of a game, in sad contrast to the latest final fantasies.
    Reply +1
  • Rich Stanton on: The Koj delusion

  • jabberwoky 16/05/2015

    "This is the real problem. Our media system of hot takes and instant reactions, circulated through social media, has little room for the multiple layers and nuance of Kojima's themes."

    And this goes to the heart of how free games designers are, to follow their vision and give full force to their creativity. Because we are moving into a world of fear, where certain things can't be portrayed, or must be portrayed in certain ways, in case there is a social media backlash, very often orchestrated by zealots. This leads to stifled creativity and blandness.

    We should be vigilant on this if we care about our future games.
    Reply +4
  • Oculus Rift recommended specs confirmed

  • jabberwoky 15/05/2015

    @DAN.E.B

    Thank you for ruining my life. There was me thinking the PS4 looked really cool.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 15/05/2015

    I will stick to morpheous which will fit into my 250 PS4 and still look pretty good even if its slightly less powerful. Reply +10
  • Return to vendor: the legend of Xur

  • jabberwoky 15/05/2015

    @Oli

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to your readers.

    I would still like to see less bias towards destiny in article coverage, and I think a lot of people do feel the same, regardless of its popularity among a minority of hardcore players. But its your site, you may publish what you want.
    Reply +5
  • jabberwoky 15/05/2015

    @jetsetwillie

    Because I would like to see a better more representative balance in the number of destiny articles on EG, so I said so in the comments bit. Isn't that what its for?
    Reply +6
  • jabberwoky 15/05/2015

    @Oli

    "We bring you the stuff that interests us most, in the hope it interests you.

    One of those things is Destiny - we genuinely love the game and loads of us on the team play it regularly."

    Surely you can see how annoying generating lots of articles would be for the majority of your readership who might not be interested in Destiny, or even dislike it for its shallowness (outside of the gunplay) for which it has been widely criticized.

    Suppose you were all really into the latest Civ game, would be be getting lots of in depth coverage on that? Or COD, etc etc.
    Reply +5
  • Divinity: Original Sin overhauled for PS4 and Xbox One

  • jabberwoky 15/05/2015

    This is higher on my PS4 radar than anything from Ubisoft and EA combined. Reply +6
  • Digital Foundry on the Assassin's Creed Syndicate reveal

  • jabberwoky 14/05/2015

    @riceNpea

    "The problem isn't the tech, the problem is the insistence to release games before they are ready. The problem is the insistence of franchised games with annual iterations. The problem is the a use of the internet by publishers that have a release now patch later attitude. The problem is the consumer spending money with wilful ignorance."

    You got me all fired up there! We need a crusade to reform the games industry led by.....Eurogamer standing up for its readers. Any day now they will unfurl their banner.
    Reply +4
  • The Elder Scrolls Online won't require CD key on console, Bethesda clarifies

  • jabberwoky 14/05/2015

    There would be an uproar if they tried to pull this on the console scene. Of course they pulled it on the PC scene years ago where it's now the norm. Reply 0
  • Spider senseless: The plight of the arachnophobic video game player

  • jabberwoky 13/05/2015

    I think the ones in code veronica are pretty realistic, if you have a thing about spiders I would avoid that game. Reply 0
  • Ubisoft ditches Xbox 360 and PS3 development

  • jabberwoky 13/05/2015

    Oh, really? I don't suppose they could ditch PS4, Xbox one, and PC development while they are at it. Would be doing the videogames scene a very big favour. Maybe go 100% mobile. Reply -2
  • Dragon Quest 8 coming to Nintendo 3DS

  • jabberwoky 13/05/2015

    Played it twice, once on a small SD TV then again on large HD, the difference was amazing. (On PS2 with component). But a game has to be special to play it twice and this is very special indeed. Reply -1
  • The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece of world-building

  • jabberwoky 12/05/2015

    Must be tough on the reviewers having to cast judgement on such massive games that take weeks to play, in such little time, and with everyone hanging on every word.

    Anyway 92 on metacritic is not a bad start. I don't think we are dealing with a complete turkey here.
    Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

  • jabberwoky 12/05/2015

    Ubisoft are beyond screwed when this franchise finally hits the buffers. Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will let you play as a woman - report

  • jabberwoky 12/05/2015

    I have no time for this joke of a games franchise, but having a female choice should have happened years ago. Reply -4
  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • jabberwoky 12/05/2015

    Well, that attempt to stir everyone up didn't quite hit it off, did it Eurogamer. The vast majority of comments on here have simply exposed it for the sham it always was. Its simply an embarrassment on your front page. Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 11/05/2015

    I think Eurogamer wants us all to be outraged.

    OK, if it makes you happy. Wahh wahh wahh! I am so outraged! (You can't see it but I jumped up and down when I said that).

    Waaaaah!!! This is outrageous!!
    Reply +3
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition spotted

  • jabberwoky 11/05/2015

    I would get the remaster for dishonoured, all the bells and whistles and DLC definitely worth it. Its so replayable, bags of atmosphere, powers are neat, great characters, evocative world. Just a shame if the the sequel really is that much delayed. Reply +7
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

  • jabberwoky 09/05/2015

    "you don't really spend that much time there. After only a few hours of linear progression, you emerge from the other side of the castle and are off into a series of caves and then an occupied village for the final chapter"

    Thanks I much prefer to be told exactly what environments I will be exploring in what order and for how long. Much better than finding out for myself.
    Reply +6