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  • Jelly Deals: Humble Indie Bundle 18 is now live

  • kentmonkey 17/05/2017

    Would love Owlboy, but not sure whether to hold off for a potential PS4 version. Any news on that?

    My PC is a) fairly slow and b) in a room not overly comfortable or practical for gaming in. But if it's going to be my only option then I guess I'll have to get it on that.

    Would definitely prefer to experience it on the console though, in comfy conditions, so if there's a release on the horizon I'll hold off.
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  • NBA Playgrounds review

  • kentmonkey 10/05/2017

    @funkstar Give this man a job. Brilliant headline. Reply 0
  • EA reckons 40% of console game sales will be downloads by the end of 2017

  • kentmonkey 10/05/2017

    Physical. Mostly due to price, and storage issues, but also because of what has happened to many forumites (and one only two days ago) where Sony just ban your account if anything untoward happens on it.

    No communication. Ban. In almost all of these instances these have been banned either due to over-cautious banks blocking funds, so Sony don't get there 4.99 for DLC you purchased and instead of communicating with you. BAN. Or where people have purchased stuff fraudulantly from an account and the banks/credit card companies have acted as Sony, typically it would seem going on feedback, don't. BAN.

    Whilst your BANned, which could be forever if you don't agree with what has happened on your account, you can't access or play any of the games you have purchased digitally. You can still play your physical games (admittedly not online) but no digital content you have purchased can be played.

    Then there's Nintendo and the utter ridiculous 1990s approach to ecommerce they have. I'm sure they must still be using fax instead of email to communicate between offices.

    Microsoft tend to get it right more than not, and pricing on there tends to be a little more realistic most of the time, but they're far from perfect either.

    So, physical. All the way.
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  • Origin Access adds Furi, The Saboteur, and Aragami

  • kentmonkey 17/02/2017

    It would be terrible value for PS4 users though, wouldn't it Sony?? Reply +2
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's pre-order bonus content now free for all

  • kentmonkey 09/01/2017

    Binba for president!!

    (Admittedly that term has been cheapened somewhat over the past few months but I meant it positively).
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  • Steam's Winter Sale is now live

  • kentmonkey 22/12/2016

    @INSOMANiAC one for Jelly Deals that one Reply +7
  • No Man's Sky patch adds epic space battles

  • kentmonkey 15/12/2016

    It states 'bigger battles'...where does it state that they're going to be 'epic space battles'? It sounds a bit to me Reply +8
  • Ubisoft execs deny insider trading accusations

  • kentmonkey 16/11/2016

    Ubisoft's map of Paris for the day:
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  • Wasp wins World Scrabble Championship

  • kentmonkey 05/09/2016

    Buzzinga! Reply +1
  • Boss fight game Furi reveals release date and price

  • kentmonkey 25/06/2016

    With a name like that I bet it'll be delayed just before launch with short notice Reply +1
  • Humble Telltale Bundle offers 12 games for $12

  • kentmonkey 12/04/2016

    Amazing bundle for that price. Up there with the best ever offered. Reply +19
  • Firewatch dev assures a PS4 framerate fix is on the way

  • kentmonkey 10/02/2016

    So is the clock they are working around a little clock, large clock, digital clock, radio alarm clock.....what?

    If they are literally working around a clock, I feel like we need to know more about what that clock looks like to better picture the scene.
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  • Uncharted 4 release delayed until April

  • kentmonkey 23/12/2015

    Good on the developers for trying to release a full product to their audience, rather than the unfinished shite that has been hitting the market from other publishers/developers, especially over the past 24 months. Reply +25
  • Sony mentions new PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo title

  • kentmonkey 27/10/2015

    Hurry, you only have 9 years to get your car designed... Reply +8
  • PES 2016 players up in arms over roster update delay

  • kentmonkey 25/09/2015

    Can we not leave the 'x slammed y' type of journalism to the Daily Mail and Sky Sports, please? Reply +8
  • Fake swatting prank leads to popular Twitch streamer getting banned

  • kentmonkey 04/08/2015

    You say "entertainer", and I say "attention seeking personality vacuum".

    Biggest difference in pronounciation since aluminium.
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  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • kentmonkey 17/07/2015

    I knew Simon well years ago. He had a huge passion for videogames, particularly the graphics design side of things, but I sadly lost touch with him late-teens as he moved to Oxford and I found out that I wasn't completely repugnant to girls.

    He's a top bloke, and he always spoken like that. Without any aggression or malice though, just doesn't want to be anything other than "you see what you get".

    I wouldn't take anything he says as prepared or PR spiel as he was never that sort of guy. I can't think of many better people to put Peter in his place and at least try to help him create something at least approaching what he's promised in the future.

    And now I'm off to try and find him online to say hello.
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  • Amazon Prime day deals detailed

  • kentmonkey 15/07/2015

    The Wii U deal that they advertised never went live, and the sale is over now. Reply +2
  • Splatoon stock swiped in Nintendo lorry heist

  • kentmonkey 27/05/2015

    Can't believe they have sunk that low. The suckers. They have their tentacles into anything these days.

    Scum. Pond scum in fact.

    I hope the Police have their feelers out.

    (Anyone who can get Calamari in can do one)
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  • Star Trek Online players pay their respects to Leonard Nimoy

  • kentmonkey 28/02/2015

    That's really quite touching. Reply +14
  • Q*Bert Rebooted review

  • kentmonkey 24/02/2015

    Is the header image a subtle point towards the score it would have got, two weeks ago? Reply -2
  • Woah Dave! review

  • kentmonkey 16/01/2015

    Why is 'the danger zone' playing over and over on loop on this fecking page? It's just woken my kid up by coming blaring out of the speakers.

    But oh, it's so funny. Ho ho ho ho ho. Ho ho ho ho ho. Ho ho. #ifyou'reafuckingmuppet
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  • Games of 2014: The Sailor's Dream

  • kentmonkey 28/12/2014

    All very well and good, but how much did it get on Kickstarter? That's what everybody needs to know. Reply -9
  • This War of Mine review

  • kentmonkey 25/11/2014

    I don't believe you Christine.

    What gave you away is that there is no such thing as a "great" Fiat Panda

    Great the spam has now been removed and I look like a mental patient
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  • Dev who threatened Gabe Newell has returned to Code Avarice

  • kentmonkey 15/11/2014

    Hi Mike

    I think you're an attention seeking arse, and nobody is fooled by your act. I'll happily ignore all of your, and your studio's games, both because of you being an arse but mostly because you have far more "rage" than you do talent.

    Until the next meltdown.

    (This post has been co-written and signed by everybody with even an ounce of sense in the world)
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  • Far Cry 4 review

  • kentmonkey 14/11/2014

    Reads like a preview in all honesty.

    Is it that hard to realise that people that buy games, might actually want to know what it was like to play it, before they go out and spend a shitload of money on it?

    Eloquently written, no doubt, but hasn't helped me in the slightest understand whether it's any good or not.
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  • Ubisoft details The Crew's £20 Season Pass

  • kentmonkey 06/11/2014

    Is one of the 52 exclusive rims a red, sore one from being shafted to the tune of £20? Reply +3
  • Star Wars: X-Wing and Tie Fighter re-releasing on PC

  • kentmonkey 28/10/2014

    @gregski yes please, I'd like one Reply 0
  • Sony website mentions Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Vita

  • kentmonkey 16/09/2014

    Both the headline and article text make it very difficult to work out what is coming out on what system. Reply +11
  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • kentmonkey 30/08/2014

    I've never agreed with so many comments under an article before, especially SpaceMidget75's post.

    But hey, great number of viewers achieved and also a number of comments to help with the stats for the ad revenue. Mission accomplished.
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  • Defense Grid 2 release date set for September

  • kentmonkey 16/08/2014

    Topped the global leaderboards for a few of the maps on 360, so looking forward to trying to repeat that feat this time. Reply +2
  • Football Manager database licensed for real scouting

  • kentmonkey 11/08/2014

    Go back to any Football Manager from the past 5-6 years and into the database.

    Check how many players aged 16-21 where they have got their ability, and potential ability, correct. Look out how many players they have vastly over rated who never made it anywhere, then also how many great players they under rated.

    Even the current one has some massive flaws with the database, and it's only a year old.

    The fact it's now being lauded as some potential e-scouting time saver is fucking laughable.
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  • Somewhere in the multiverse exists a timeline where Mr Do! is as iconic as Mario

  • kentmonkey 03/08/2014

    Okay, good example Dan.

    Po1ymorph, whilst I understand that, and would rather these games were replayed than forgotten, unless they're abandonware - which more than 99% aren't, it's still pirating.
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  • kentmonkey 03/08/2014

    Do correct me if I'm wrong but if it was a ROM collection you played, have you just written an article based on playing pirated games?

    Let's neg the guy who asks a perfectly legitimate question considering the titles mentioned and previous history.
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  • GAME now selling Vita game download codes

  • kentmonkey 24/07/2014

    Brilliant. Now download games can have pubes too Reply -2
  • Burglary bungled after being transmitted over Xbox Live voice chat

  • kentmonkey 23/07/2014

    XBOX record burglary Reply +66
  • Watch Dogs PR stunt goes awry, summons bomb squad

  • kentmonkey 29/05/2014

    Was the parcel a countdown clock then, ticking down to when the next Uplay server crash would be? Reply +6
  • Eurogamer readership survey 2014

  • kentmonkey 19/05/2014

    There's this thing called a forum, where many of these topics are discussed daily, and where issues with the site are frequently discussed and pointed out......perhaps one of the things EG is missing is 'engaging with it's community'. It always used to excel at this, but now nobody gives a hoot about keeping up to date with what's being discussed about the site, to the point that issues raised, even when staff members are encouraged to participate and comment via PM or via using the @mugwum type reply are completely ignored.

    One thing EG isn't short of is people offering an opinion. You don't need an anonymous survey to get feedback - people will happily (and do, anyway) give it to you. All that adding the anonymity in a quantitative survey does is disable the ability for you to probe for further detail.

    You've got the best tool possible in the forum for some in-depth qualitative research, for free, that you can use as often as you want, but you completely under-use it.

    TL/DR is that survey is completely shit, like all the other years before it, where again the feedback has been ignored. You can't even use the excuse of not being professional researchers, as I (and others on this forum) have even offered to help you out with it over the past three iterations. All ignored. Says a lot really.
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  • How Road Redemption is reviving a lost genre

  • kentmonkey 16/05/2014

    Great to see so much passion being displayed by the developer, and hope for his sake, and everyone involved that's as passionate about the project, that it ends up being great and well received, critically and commercially.

    Good luck to all involved, and I'll keep an eye out for it, as I'm a fan of the Road Rash game on the 3DO as well. It's all that got me through working in a small computer shop straight out of school some days!
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  • Microsoft won't reward early Xbox One adopters following Kinect-less console

  • kentmonkey 13/05/2014

    As ever, they'll likely change their tune in about...3 hours Reply +113
  • DriveClub micro-transactions will let you quickly unlock cars

  • kentmonkey 12/05/2014

    "Hey, guys. It's Roger Sony here.

    We've got some great news about our launch racing game, DriveClub, which will be free for Playstation Plus members on PS4. Well, when I say free, almost all of the product will be free. Well when I say almost all of the product, it's really a few cars and a handful of modes. A bit like a demo. But NOT a demo. No. It's like a whole complete game free with some modes and cars taken out. Well not some, most, a bit like a demo. But NOT a demo. No. And also when we said 'launch title' it won't launch with the PS4. It's just that it's a title, and we'll launch it when it's ready, therefore it's a "Launch" "Title". Yeah!

    So this almost complete game that isn't a demo is free on PS+. And to get the full game you only have to buy it from a store, or download the full game from PS Network. You can also easily upgrade from the PS+ version, but that will go as soon as you cancel your PS+ subscription...breaking news, we've just made a fantastic upgrade to the full game that's like a demo but isn't a demo and it now WILL unlock the full and it won't lapse when your subscription ends. We think. Go us!

    Also, it has these things called 'macro transactions' which are nothing like micro transactions at all, as they just offer shortcuts. But not across the track, ha ha ha ha ha ha, no, that would be silly and break the game. Instead you get to shortcut your way to unlocking cars that you could have otherwise earnt via progress. Much like a reward. See, children, in the dark days of videogames, people had to actually earn their rewards, and even enter codes to get extra features or cheat modes. You didn't get the opportunity to spend even more money on content that you can otherwise still earn, or that was made at the point of sale but withheld from sale. No. Those were the dark days. Are the dark days are over.

    That's all for now. We'll come back next week with yet another Press Release where we'll completely fuck up the launch of this stunning game even further. Stay tuned. PLEASE!"
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  • Massachusetts town lifts 32-year ban on arcades

  • kentmonkey 02/05/2014

    Ah that famous saying..."hony tonk". Reply +7
  • Snoop Dogg to narrate Call of Duty: Ghosts in upcoming DLC

  • kentmonkey 15/04/2014

    'You're dead. You were capped in the ass by a Snooper'. Reply +5
  • kentmonkey 15/04/2014

    Snoop Dogg, don't drop em like they're hot. Just blow on them until they're cool enough to safely manage. Reply +6
  • Fantasia adds censored version of Cee Lo Green's F*** You

  • kentmonkey 15/04/2014

    It was originally F*** You. Then they released it under the title of 'Forget You'. Which is this version. But rather than say that, the headline tries to suggest that they've censored the song for this game. And then attempts to add further 'flame' by censoring a swear word, because, /shock, it's so edgy. Reply -8
  • kentmonkey 15/04/2014

    So they've actually added 'Forget you'. Which was the actual name of the song. Only you decided to make a headline up so people clicked on your article. In a 'desperate news story seeks desperate headline' kind of way. Reply -4
  • The numbers game

  • kentmonkey 05/04/2014

    "As a writer, there's personal ego at play whenever words are sidelined in favour of numbers, of course. It's always depressing to spend days writing a thousand carefully considered words, only for discussion to congeal around whether the figure at the end deviated by one point from the perceived 'correct' score."

    Although in the case of your reviews, discussion normally congeals around the fact that you haven't bothered checking the options menu before criticising the developers for not being able to invert the controls. Or not bothering to do research before informing people that a game is a 'gimped up version' of another, just because the latter came out on a better console (when, in fact, the two games were entirely different games). So you can criticise a whole team's efforts for up to two years, without any valid reason to, all because you didnt' have enough commitment to check your facts for five minutes, but take particular offence to people criticising your work by saying your numerical value is one out from them.

    And the fact of the matter is, most people do read reviews with the primary intention of it giving them an idea as to whether the game is worth them investing their time, or money, in. The fact you don't seem to consider that the primary focus, suggests why you, and others, completely omit vital functions/features out of the review. "Yeah, great, lovely flowery prose. But what's the online like? Any game breaking bugs? What's the number one standout moment from playing it?" I'm not entirely sure the suppliers of your code would agree with the view that a review isn't primarily there to give some sort of purchasing indication either.

    EG has become style over substance in many cases, and that 'style' is often forced on to the reader, without it being required.

    When you can't read a review on the site and get any idea at all as to whether a game is worth investing in, because instead you've spent most of the time reading personally held views about sexism, factually incorrect statements and whimisical attempts at literacy instead of helpful and informative critique of the product that you have been sent by the developers/publishers of the product to do, people will take to other means in order to get an informed opinion. And, rightly or wrongly, Metacritic is often that medium. It gives an at a glance indication whether something might be worth investigating more, and links to read reviews of your choosing for more detail. It's not the essence of all evil.
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  • Ni No Kuni has now shipped 1.1m copies

  • kentmonkey 07/03/2014

    Does that include online copies when it sold for about £5? And if so how many of the sales were related to that? Reply +1
  • Drunken Robot Pornography's full release comes to Steam

  • kentmonkey 21/02/2014

    I don't think that anyone was 'truly' offended. I certainly wasn't and those dismissing criticism as being 'OMG you're the offended police brigade' is more of an overeaction than anything I've seen criticising the thread/article.

    What was being said, at least what I meant and what I believe (and what I read into) what others were saying was...."seriously. A site that's meant to pride itself on integrity, professional journalism, high standards, calling developers out on needless inane childish jokes in their games, sexism, etc. etc. etc. can only come up with that? They didn't have anything noteworthy to comment on the game's title? Or why the game has any relationship with that title? But instead came up with a childish 'Beavis and Butthead' style headline and even went so far as to post it up?'

    It wasn't the fact the word 'cum' was used (and Wes, the explanation you provided for the use of the headline doesn't really go with the recent EDF article as that was deemed okay and presumably went through editorial as that was posted during the day and got approved by an editor. This, in comparison, was incredibly tame compared to that), it was more the fact of 'really. That's the very best journalism you could come up with'. On the back of some recent really poor quality articles, probably just made people comment more than they normally would in an attempt to try and return EG to being a bit more adult in it's commentary and have a bit more credibility than it currently has.

    TLDR version, 'not offended, not even shocked sadly, just disappointed that this is what the site is lowering itself to and really, where is it's USP compared to the rest of the internet anymore'.
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  • kentmonkey 20/02/2014

    From the Duke Jukem Forver review, which EG published back in 2011, when they weren't the internet equivalent of an embarassing uncle.

    "Despite failing so badly in so many areas, Duke keeps quipping away, masking the gaping holes in his gameplay with lunk-headed bon mots and politically incorrect prattle. That's what he's always done, of course, but the world has moved on and Duke's relevance has dimmed.

    In 1996, Stallone and Schwarzenegger were on the wane, so Duke's beefcake eighties action movie clichés carried some satirical weight. In 2011, he's a parody of something that no longer exists, the gaming equivalent of an embarrassing uncle who still says "Whaaaaassup?" and pretends to breakdance at wedding receptions."

    Glass houses now.
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