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  • Mojang's CCG Scrolls is coming to tablets

  • kdsh7 07/04/2014

    @faramis I don't understand the hate. He made a game that gives millions of people, of all ages, genuine joy. It educates kids. It was a breath of fresh air among the game worlds by big publishers hell bent on us selling us destruction again and again.

    There's a man in his late 40s who every day spends his lunch break in my local cafe building big machines using a minecraft mod for no other reason other than he really enjoys it. I met some friends yesterday whose 6 & 7 year old kids had just bought a minecraft annual so they could try out some of the tricks in it. They themselves had no idea what it was! Parents and their kids play split screen on the 360, building things together and exploring - a massive virtual playground they can visit even after it gets dark outside.

    The increased diversity we're enjoying in our games now are partly down to him. That he has opinions doesn't make him a "narcisstic ass" (sic) does it? And "self appointed Mouth of PC scene"? Really??

    Things like Minecraft should be celebrated. One man makes a game that makes lots of other people happy. This is a good thing.
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  • Win a 400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • kdsh7 21/02/2014

    "Lair of the Shadow Broker" for Mass Effect 2.

    Without being too spoilery, it was nice to see more of characters from the first game, while actually tackling head on incidents that you'd been hearing about throughout the main game. Actually, all the ME2 DLC I thought enjoyable and smartly handled, and Lair of The Shadow Broker was a nice final piece.
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  • This student-made first-person puzzler has a brain-meltingly clever mechanic

  • kdsh7 09/01/2014

    @AlphaCookie something like this I'd guess:

    - Calculate current scale at current distance.

    - When view changes calculate what scale should be at a point in the world at the centre of the screen.

    - Calculate what the scale should be at that point to keep the screen size of the object the same (use the camera's focal length to calculate the rate of scaling with distance)

    - Move object to world position at the centre of the screen and scale object to calculated scale
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  • kdsh7 09/01/2014

    @AcidSnake you're being negged but I reckon that's a great comment :) People assume fanboyism too easily. Reply +1
  • People are using the PS4 and PlayRoom to stream a call-in show

  • kdsh7 22/11/2013

    they just went "Holy Cow! Eurogamer!" Reply +14
  • 37 new titles have been greenlit on Steam

  • kdsh7 17/10/2013

    If anyone would like to help out a British indie dev, some mates of mine, the "Gaming Your Way" team have their labour of love "Lost Outpost: Director's Cut" on Greenlight and could do with a few more upvotes.

    Lost Outpost: Director's cut

    The Outpost games have to be the most immersive browser games I've played, and they've ramped up everything for this Steam release. They're only a team of two and they've put so much work into this it'd be such a shame if they didn't make it.
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  • Amiga Games and the rights to its 300-strong game library bought for $500,000

  • kdsh7 09/07/2013

    This is fantastic news.

    However I did play Alien Breed on PSMinis the other day and that hasn't aged well unfortunately. There's a flash game series out called OutPost which shows what a game like that can be these days

    http://www.kongregate.com/games/gamingyourway/outpost-haven
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  • Naughty Dog apologises to cartographer after he spots his copyrighted map in The Last of Us

  • kdsh7 25/06/2013

    I really don't get the hate directed at Ellen Page from EG commenters. She was asked a question on Reddit, she certainly didn't approach the press to vent. Also, Eurogamer themselves last year must have been so taken by the likeness that they reported:

    The changes are subtle but noticeable. Once heavily modelled on Juno actress Ellen Page, the new Ellie has now lost her freckles and gained a different shaped nose.
    Article here

    Not to mention that a few commenters on the first video reveal of TLOU also thought Ellen Page must have lent her likeness and voice.
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  • The Evil Within gameplay trailer is bloody, disgusting

  • kdsh7 14/06/2013

    One of those cases where the pun is so brilliant the article can't possibly hope to match up! Reply +11
  • Stranger's Wrath HD Vita patch pulled, but don't panic

  • kdsh7 18/02/2013

    I wonder if there's any chance they'll add gyro controls for fine tuning your aim? Got so used to using them in Uncharted and Gravity Rush that I really missed them in this. Reply +1
  • NyxQuest developer announces isometric voodoo roguelike Full Mojo Rampage

  • kdsh7 01/02/2013

    @KanePaws I think that's more axonometric, with a non distorted plan and skewed side planes! Isometric is more like Sonic3D: Flickies Island, Marble Madness, or Shadowlands ont he Amiga. Reply +3
  • Two years with Vlambeer: the inside story on gaming's greatest new studio

  • kdsh7 05/11/2012

    Good to see them getting recognition in this piece, love their output. Super Crate Box gives me game designer envy, a game so simple but so utterly brilliant - it could be an old nintendo classic on a nes cart. I've spent hours trying to better my hi-score of 11*...

    (despite loving it to bits, I'm so very bad at it)
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  • The actor who plays Jesse from Breaking Bad is in the Need for Speed movie

  • kdsh7 16/10/2012

    @SEVQA well since you asked:

    Http://flavourmachine.com/breaking/
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  • Ex-Rare staff rally up Twitter support for Banjo-Tooie spiritual successor

  • kdsh7 27/09/2012

    I wonder if this video has anything to do with these guys - it's quite a polished little demo and appears to use assets from Nuts & Bolts running in Unity, so it would fit that they've been having a play around and want to take it to the next level.

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  • Saturday Soapbox: Guilt By Association

  • kdsh7 07/07/2012

    In my opinion, guilt is the thing that may lead to games becoming the dominant art form over movies - the problem is giving the player enough consequence to make each choice meaningful.

    But sometimes all you need is a sad piece of music and a swirling camera; the game that's made me feel the most guilty is Shadow Of The Colossus - that game plays my heart strings like a harp each time one of those gentle giants comes crashing to the ground.
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  • PlayStation Mobile powers Left 4 Dead on Vita

  • kdsh7 06/07/2012

    This makes me happy, at least someone is working on remote play Reply +6
  • Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Review

  • kdsh7 04/07/2012

    Aerith DIES??? Reply +8
  • E3 Reaction: Nintendo Blows Its E3 Conference Opportunity

  • kdsh7 06/06/2012

    Did anyone see today's Metro? Instead of making WiiU the headline, it ran with the 'fact' gamers will have to stick to their existing hardware because Sony aren't releasing PS4 this year. (WiiU does get a couple of sentences in the article) Reply +8
  • Definitive Years in Gaming History: 1991

  • kdsh7 07/05/2012

    Rich Leadbetter and Jaz Rignall writing about SNES and Megadrive again, I thought I'd never see the day!

    Like yesterday's retro article a thoroughly enjoyable trip through memory lane. I bought my Megadrive in 91 so it's always been a significant year in gaming for me.

    But 91 also sticks in the mind as the time when PC adventure games were at their peak. The sierra point and clicks were still doing the business, and then Lucasarts released Le Chucks Revenge - very significant especially considering Tim and Ron have just raised over $3M to make a brand new point and click adventure game a mere 21 years after they made that particular masterpiece.

    Origin had just released Wing Commander too, a further step in the game industry's attempts to ape the film industry which has continued apace today. I'll never forgive EA for what they did to Origin and Bullfrog.
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  • Free 3DS Wi-Fi at 5000 McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, hotels

  • kdsh7 01/02/2012

    @skowhegan ah ok, I've had experiences where I've passed a free wifi hotspot and the indicator (top left) changes from STREETPASS to INTERNET and thought it was responsible for my ridiculously low (at the time) streetpass hit rate. Good to know it's not affected :) Reply +3
  • kdsh7 01/02/2012

    however, does this also mean that Streetpass will no longer work at all these locations? Bit of a shame that! Reply 0
  • Nintendo announces Pullblox 3DS eShop release date

  • kdsh7 06/12/2011

    @mister-wario I've still got my Wario Ware Twisted cart somewhere, I remember having to import it and it being worth every penny! I'm hoping for an e-shop version that uses the 3DS gyros for control. Till then I guess the Ambassador download of the first game will have to do.

    Intelligent Systems still have Paper Mario to come this Feb too.
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  • kdsh7 06/12/2011

    It should probably be mentioned that Pullblox is also the first Intelligent Systems game to appear on the 3DS. Hopefully they'll be working on a new Advance Wars title next! Reply +4
  • Editor's Blog: In Memory of Allie Fraser

  • kdsh7 07/11/2011

    Well done for putting this front page EG, and RIP Foo, your presence here was keenly felt and appreciated. Reply +3
  • Buy dinner with Eric Chahi for 25

  • kdsh7 13/10/2011

    hang on, is it Eric Chahi or Michel Ancel you're talking about? Reply +3
  • Brink nominated for Writers' Guild Award

  • kdsh7 19/09/2011

    The Curfew was by Eurogamer stalwarts Karen Gillan and Simon Parkin for Channel4. Remember being pretty impressed by it when it came out.



    But I too would like Enslaved to win it.
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  • iOS Machinarium is iPad 2 exclusive

  • kdsh7 23/08/2011

    I think it's obvious why this is iPad2 only. Machinarium was built in Flash, and Amanita have never released a game that wasn't based on flash code. Adobe AIR on iOS doesn't run at decent speeds yet, but the processing grunt of an iPad2 would probably be just enough to have a game as simple as Machinarium run normally with all it's incidental animations. The fact it may help sell iPad2s is an unintended bonus for Apple, I'm sure if they could, Amanita would release it across all platforms and increase their sales. Reply +23
  • Retrospective: Animal Crossing

  • kdsh7 14/08/2011

    Fantastic retrospective Christian.



    Can't believe no one's mentioned this other heartfelt tale yet:



    http://animalcrossingtragedy.ytmnd.com/
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  • Jaws: Ultimate Predator announced

  • kdsh7 03/06/2011

    /applause for neilka :D Reply +2
  • Eurogamer Readers vs. Nintendo 3DS

  • kdsh7 30/01/2011

    Great write up, the best I've read of the 3ds thus far! Answers all the questions I had about the 3ds, I look forward too experiencing the 3d for myself at this event coming next week.



    it's a real shame they didn't go for a capacitive touch screen, yet more cost cutting by nintendo I guess. people's expectations of touch screens have changed significantly since the ds, having to use my fingernails on my satnav for example really puts me off.
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  • Nintendo 3DS competition winners

  • kdsh7 12/01/2011

    Nice to see a couple of regs win! Looking forward to the reports, and the no doubt endless stream of questions these two will get on the forums :) Reply +4
  • Music To Play Games By

  • kdsh7 30/11/2010

    Nice article. Don't forget about Michael Giacchino though. As someone who pretty much did game soundtracks exclusively he's now the proud winner of an academy award for UP. Reply +1
  • LEGO Universe

  • kdsh7 12/11/2010

    if there's ever a Lego Universe2, they should licence Notch's Minecraft engine - a perfect lego engine if there ever was one. Reply +7
  • InstantAction shuts down

  • kdsh7 12/11/2010

    It's a shame, for a while it was the best solution for indie devs looking for a convenient way to go 3D, but I'm guessing the success of Unity3D and their move to provide a free indie licence contributed to their diminishing market share. Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Medal of Honor

  • kdsh7 17/10/2010

    NewbieZilla: "I think the point you missed was that PC is going to trump consoles."



    I take that as a given every time :)



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  • kdsh7 17/10/2010

    Predictable, really? Would any of you have known for sure without buying both?



    And I for one didn't know that Dice handled the multiplayer and therefore that section of the game runs on a different engine. I find digital foundry's in depth articles interesting to read, and all of you could have quite easily clicked on another link in less time than it took to write a glib comment.
    Reply +10
  • GoldenEye 007

  • kdsh7 15/09/2010

    the rev stu: "What a load of pish. Lower resolution != ugly. Does Pac-Man look "ugly" now? Rainbow Islands? Asteroids?"



    I agree fully with that statement (you judge a game's visuals at their target resolution), however in Goldeneye's case, lower polycounts does usually mean 'uglier'.

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  • PSN to get cloud-based music service

  • kdsh7 02/09/2010

    Qriocity???



    8trocious.
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  • Metroid: Other M

  • kdsh7 27/08/2010

    Geniunely worried that that first section could put me off that game - it sounds horrific! Boyfriend? Really? MP3 was tainted when it went all Halo with those soldiers.



    Glad the rest of the game seems good though, and looking forward to messing about with that 'missile point at screen' mechanic.
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  • Eurogamer.net Podcast #16

  • kdsh7 27/04/2010

    I always enjoy the podcast, and look forward to working to it every Tuesday afternoon - just felt I needed to say something to account for the negative feedback from the Pareto principle. Shame about Ellie's mike problems, but I was expecting it after @DrPiD was tweeting about how much trouble it was to edit it.



    And Gremmi gets a send off on the Podcast? That's got to be the EG equivalent of 24's silent clock. Fare thee well Gremmi.
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  • Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

  • kdsh7 15/02/2010

    Rmx, start from the very first game! These games are so focused on story that you miss out on a LOT not starting from the very beginning, and in terms of gameplay (with the exception of this one apparently) they don't change all that much. The first games are a bit difficult to find now, but if you have a wii, they've just been released on WiiWare.

    Pick up Trials and Tribulations anyway, and keep it for later :)
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  • NHL Championship 2000

  • kdsh7 05/02/2010

    I agree - this is clearly at least an 8! Who is this Bramwell chap? I give him two weeks. Reply +2
  • Retrospective: The Dig

  • kdsh7 19/07/2009

    It's a retrospective, not a review so I don't see how spoilers could be avoided or that they should be at all.



    Anyway, what I remember about the Dig, playing it back in the day, was how sharply it contrasted with the other Lucasarts adventures which all (with the possible exception of Indy which was still fairly light hearted) were very much of the whacky comedic variety. Playing it again now, older, and more appreciative of things that are different, I was surprised by how drawn in I was by this game, aided no doubt by its production values which are through the roof.



    I'd argue that the best play to experience this game would be on a portable device so the resolution is closer to what was originally intended. I last played this on a WinCE PDA a few years ago and it looked beautiful.
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  • Space Invaders Extreme

  • kdsh7 08/05/2009

    Good to see this get a decent review! But didn't Backbone just port the Namco update and add the Jeff Minter extras? I don't know if they can be credited with the changes in gameplay. Reply 0
  • LittleBigPlanet

  • kdsh7 12/10/2008

    woah! Expected a 10, but still the one game that makes me want a Ps3. Reply 0
  • Nintendo has an eye on R4

  • kdsh7 27/11/2007

    There is one homebrew app that for me fully justifies owning an R4: The incredible "Colors DS". It's a paint application that wouldn't be possible on any other console or with any other device. It's like having a portable cintiq that lets you save your pictures onto memory cards and email them to other people - as long as these devices promote the creation of such innovative pieces of software then I'm all for them. Reply 0
  • Phoenix Wright 3 misses Xmas

  • kdsh7 16/11/2007

    "If you have never played a Phoenix Wright adventure, then you should definitely consider picking this up, and if you have - well, it is more of the same only better."



    That's really bad advice! If you've never played a Phoenix Wright Adventure then you should pick up the first game and enjoy all 3 in sequence - the games are pretty much identical apart from the plot but the first benefits from that bonus DS specific 5th case.
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  • Xbox 360 vs. PS3: Multiformat Face-off

  • kdsh7 23/03/2007

    Leadbetter? From Mean Machines? I always knew that EG stands for old school british video games journalism at it's best! Reply 0
  • Eurogamer competition winners

  • kdsh7 05/03/2007

    ..but ...but I still haven't received the Pro Evo6 (360) that I won 6/11/2006! Any word from M$ as to when (if) they're (ever) going to send out the prizes? Reply 0