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  • The opening logo movie for Kojima's new studio is typically overblown

  • kongzi 25/07/2016

    I'm thinking Kojima is at risk of becoming a caricature of himself. The Mick Jagger of videogames in a way.

    Unless this death stranding game is gonna be amazing in every way. Announcing it now, and then keeping fans in the dark for years (as seems to be the plan) will fuel speculation and by the time it finally arrives it won't be what everybody has dreamt it up to by then.
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  • Nintendo shares dive as investors realise it doesn't own Pokémon Go

  • kongzi 25/07/2016

    This isn't a sign of cluelessness in the market. If you're managing hundreds of millions, you're not clueless, period. If you think these people, or the people managing the economy are, then you're clueless yourself.

    Rather, this is shows bad the markets are actually doing and is a sign of a coming crash. Sensing this, investors are looking safe havens, which are either safe bets (like stable currencies, gold and other commodities) or things that are sure to give a high return (apple, Facebook, weird startups, bitcoin) but a higher risk. That's where the overvaluation in tech/social companies comes from, and why you see all these nonsensical startups funded with billions but having no clue as to how they're ever gonna turn a profit. It's a bubble, and more and more people are realising it and looking to cash out. The Nintendo stock rising was basically a lot of people trying to cash out: see how high the stock will go and try to sell as close to the top as they can. It was being set up for a crash.

    For us it's good this didn't go on for too long because the more inflated Nintendo would've got, the harder it would've fallen once the cash out started. Now it's just a weird spike, nothing to worry about.
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  • Pokémon Go does not snoop on your Google Account, developer insists

  • kongzi 12/07/2016

    This game is a brilliant idea, but it's gonna be a disaster. Reply 0
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1060: $249 buys you GTX 980 power

  • kongzi 08/07/2016

    @kugz whereas for me, it may actually be a plan to buy my card in the UK with cheap and therefore hugely attractive pounds and save my 'valuable' Euro's to bailout Italian banks and French car makers :/

    Shame you people still do that ridiculous 'wheel on the right side' thing with your cars. I smells trade!!
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  • PC game-security company Denuvo downplays alleged Rise of the Tomb Raider crack

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    DRM maximalists versus the mass pirates... definitely took a wrong turn and ended up in the ghettos of gaming somewhere...

    Everything about this story makes me sad.
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  • Epic boss is thrilled at the prospect of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Of course he's gonna be thrilled..this is gonna ramp up demand for UE4 even more. Running that with all the bells and whistles on is too ambitious for current consoles. Reply +5
  • GTA5 takes on Trackmania in new GTA Online DLC

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Hmm... definitely considering a re install for this. Reply 0
  • Exposed YouTube star says sorry you didn't realise he owned gambling site he promoted

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Looks to me like the whole YouTube stardom thing is imploding. I, for one, am entertained in that classical Roman way. Debauchery, decadence, inflatable egos and apology videos...fuck yes. Reply +3
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

  • kongzi 06/07/2016

    That's enough game for a year too Reply +33
  • All LittleBigPlanet game servers shutting down in Japan

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    It's always had great style...but I still don't have a clue what these games are actually trying to be beyond cute? Reply -3
  • Can PC mods match Skyrim Special Edition?

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    "The upcoming Skyrim Special Edition adds a host of visual tweaks - as we've covered - ranging from extra foliage, upgraded shaders, dynamic depth of field, and volumetric lighting."

    A more cynical man, like me, would say: Skyrim SE adds what Fallout 4 added to Skyrim. And as always with Bethesda: let's see it running first...
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  • Why did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked?

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    Yeah but it was just a silly Easter egg. They have since also unearthed ancient watchtowers dotted at regular intervals around the desert. Their generic look yet implausible construction led researchers to conclude Ancient Egypt was a Ubisoft game canned in the later stages of development. The fired developers then fled across the desert to start a new life brewing organic beers..hence they later became known as the Hebrews.
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  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    Cool article...but makes it hurt all the more ancient Egypt is like the most neglected game setting ever. Somebody needs to do it before Assassin's creed gets around to it and ruins it for everybody. Reply +24
  • Witcher 3 patch 1.22 fixes floating body parts, beehive money exploit

  • kongzi 21/06/2016

    Nice...just about to hit Novigrad on my new game + I want to bring into the expansions. Already noticed how much the game has improved, the whole crookback bog section ran fine for me.

    Also good they're not abandoning it now all the expansions are out and their money is made. Shame movement controls are still so utterly shit...
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  • Are 4K visuals really the best use for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo?

  • kongzi 19/06/2016

    4k gaming...right. that's gonna be a while. There is still a lot more definition games could get out of 1080p actually, there's still a lot of low res, low poly stuff in even the best looking games out there...and a lot of techniques hardly used because they're either too resource intensive to run, or even produce. I'd rather see that improve. Lots of dynamic lights with soft shadows and indirect lighting, displacement maps all around, better simulations for cloth, particles, liquids, destructibles, dense and interactive foliage...

    Stuff like that is gonna impress me. More pixels aren't, that's not innovative. It's all gonna take more horsepower to run smoothly, again... and it's not like consoles offer a great experience there now....so let's not mention the 60fps or the fact that xbone still has 720p games too much, okay?
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  • HDR: What does it mean for games and movies?

  • kongzi 19/06/2016

    Not sure how the actual benefits will work out for the regular viewer in his highly suboptimal viewing environment (aka living room).

    I think this is gonna be one of those innovations that's gonna come by unnoticed. I don't think the average viewer is gonna understand talk about gamma, black levels and colour theory...or care about it. It's just gonna be that TV that has more vivid colours than the old one for people.

    For devs this is cool though, and more significant than another resolution upscale. If you think lighting on games can look nice now...
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  • Skylanders is getting an animated series on Netflix

  • kongzi 17/06/2016

    "Skylanders Academy gives us the opportunity to approach narrative storytelling (*vomits in mouth as the last bits of creative integrity left in her soul force their way out violently) with the same level of quality *burp and *gurgle excellence that millions of Skylanders (tm! R! C!) fans have come to expect from the game," spokesbot Stacey Sher spoke while reaching for a cup of water to calm the ocean of burning acid in her upset stomach. Reply -1
  • Porsche coming to Assetto Corsa later this year

  • kongzi 17/06/2016

    Nice! Looking forward even more to it now. Is ea still sitting on that licence? Damn dicks. You gotta wonder how the marketing department at Porsche feels about that. And if not, how Porsche feels about its marketing department :p Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's best of E3 2016

  • kongzi 17/06/2016

    Dishonored 2 was really the only thing that had me sit up and think: fuck, I want this! Everything else was really a bit meh or as expected. Absolutely loved everything I saw of it. Very curious to hear more about that engine and what would set it apart from something like UE4. First time I heard someone say "moving painting" without me bursting in uncontrolled, hysterical laughter.

    Would love to see some DF pieces on the technology here. I feel there may some interesting things going on with how they arrived at this look, and level of detail with such a small(ish) team.

    Great stuff, love the whole vibe around arkane actually. Like how it's just a visibly nervous Harvey Smith standing there, presenting ideas and work, and not some well oiled marketing goon. Sadly few studio's like that left.

    Edit: focus on positive things I liked + praise for studio with vision and artistic integrity = negs? Mkay, I guess, have fun with that.

    Thought I should note I cherry picked the games I'm gonna be able (and willing) to play on my PC or ps4. Have only seen snippets from MS so far and nothing from Nintendo so I can't form a judgement about that. No doubt Zelda is gonna be as lovely as usual.
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  • Jon Snow actor Kit Harington will play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's villain

  • kongzi 11/06/2016

    As we say in the Netherlands: goh Reply 0
  • Watch: Is this the worst game on Xbox One?

  • kongzi 09/06/2016

    @mikejones12 huh, there's another way to play games? Could you demonstrate plz? From the way you tell it, it sounds boring as ass but I'm always open to new things. Reply 0
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst review

  • kongzi 06/06/2016

    Gutless reboot of walking simulator then Reply -12
  • Watch: The questions Red Dead Redemption 2 needs to answer

  • kongzi 06/06/2016

    @klayz0r to that I can only say: you're missing out. Granted, most of I what I follow isn't gaming related or only tangentially so..or has more than 300k followers, lol. Reply 0
  • kongzi 05/06/2016

    Still as cringeworthty as ever I see. Outside Xbox always reminds me of that histrionically bad 90s teen television which I'm sure the BBC had plenty of too. Reply -6
  • Fallout 4: Far Harbor update fixes PS4 performance

  • kongzi 04/06/2016

    This game and Bethesda with it is really straddling the line of what I think is acceptable technically, artistically and commercially.

    It's the same old creaky shit engine they're using. Which is fine, if it was solid. But no, it's buggy as shit. Which I can deal with if the game is fun and doesn't break, which it is, but it's also by the numbers, repetitive and lacking in ambition. But then there's the DLC price hike, which would be fine if the content was solid. Blood and Wine is worth 25 euro's, absolutely. This really isn't. And it's again shipped with bugs and a framerate worse than the main game, which was borderline unplayable at times.

    If you add it all up its a pretty shitty picture. Still I played the crap out of it and enjoyed it for what it was. It's mechanically fun, addictive and not that challenging to play. Not sure if that's a place the Fallout franchise should be in, it could do so much more and better..but here we are.

    I'm not going around bashing Bethesda online for it, because it's rather pointless...and well I did get my money's worth out of it. If I was a hardcore Fallout fan that would maybe be different.

    But it will weigh very heavily on my decision to purchase their next game. That's how ubisoft lost me as a customer... haven't gone back since. It's not like there's not enough good stuff to play these days, right?
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  • Rainbow Six: Siege now offers a budget-priced Starter Edition on PC

  • kongzi 03/06/2016

    Unlock unlock, earn, features, unlock, priced, unlock pricing, operator, dlc, price, earn, unlock budget priced unlocks at premium operator prices now. Unlock new features on the go. My sister made 12364 renown working from home. Reply +10
  • APB Reloaded hits Xbox One - with a Ł115 "micro"-transaction

  • kongzi 03/06/2016

    @CikaFajer it only runs if you turn light on? Reply 0
  • More details about This War of Mine studio's new game Industrial

  • kongzi 01/06/2016

    "Ideally we want to build experiences that will stay with you and make you ask questions about yourself, about society in general, and the dynamic we currently see today in the world. Not a social or political commentary game but a meaningful and serious game nonetheless."

    Yawn...another one that wants 'meaningful', 'introspective', 'reflective'...but without taking a political or social stance on things, of course. You knows...just enough to inject that semblance of having shit to say.
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  • Fallout 4 mods are coming to Xbox One on Tuesday

  • kongzi 29/05/2016

    I was really excited for the prospect of this when they announced...now it's finally a reality I'm really just mostly done with Fallout 4 as a game. Reply +2
  • Is Blizzard scrubbing the internet of Overwatch porn?

  • kongzi 29/05/2016

    What the actual fuck?

    I think blizzard should write a manual for fans detailing exactly the types and manners of sexual activity and states of undress that are appropriate for each hero to engage in, in fan-fiction. Isn't that what they do as RPG makers anyway...come up with a bunch of useless lore and bullshit to make it seem like their stories actually have something to say for themselves.

    Beware cavedwellers, Activision blizzard retains the sole and exclusive right to sexualise these scantily clad characters who sure don't have such large boobs for any marketing purposes. That's just her chosen form of self expression and we can only respect that, you pigs.
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  • No Man's Sky delayed, no longer releasing in June - reports

  • kongzi 29/05/2016

    August should be about caravaning, not space exploration. Fuck this game now. Reply -1
  • kongzi 26/05/2016

    @BigDannyH everything about gameplay needs balancing. How fast is a ship? How much faster can upgrade X make it? How much damage does a bullet? Is the player able to make himself gigantically overpowered with a combination of upgrades. Indeed, the procedurally generated stuff as well. Reply 0
  • kongzi 26/05/2016

    That's cool, every time I saw it, it seemed like it still had some ways to go to be truly solid. Playing this with hiccups and glitches everywhere would suck, given the smooth graphic style and the whole floating through space idea, lol. I can imagine balancing this game properly is a real bitch too. Reply +6
  • Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary

  • kongzi 28/05/2016

    Yeah...i think political polemicism definitely isn't Eurogamer's cup of tea.

    Focus on games and leave the water thin progressivism at home guys. This piece is neither funny or sharp, and yes I do intensely dislike Trump so I should be the audience. I'd call it childish if it wasn't so child-like.
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  • Homefront, Fire Emblem fail to dislodge Doom and Uncharted 4

  • kongzi 23/05/2016

    Only game out of these I've played is GTA, lol. I'm either out of the loop or I need to get my ass to a game store pronto ...or both probably. Reply 0
  • After 10 years of waiting, Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seems further away than ever

  • kongzi 23/05/2016

    "...we remember a time when Gordon Freeman was the protagonist in a story that had the potential to end, rather than simply dangle forever on the edge of a cliff."

    I actually remember that endings to beloved long running franchises and trilogies have the tendency to disappoint fans, lol. Maybe it's better like this...?

    *ducks and runs
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  • Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC is rich in loot but light on excitement

  • kongzi 23/05/2016

    @spamdangled Unfortunately yeah. To me, that's not a real problem, I like Fallout 4 as it is now. It's my goof off and get distracted game.

    However, it's plenty big for me. I don't need more of it. I like the previous packs, because they add new features to the existing game... this just adds 'more game'.

    I guess it doesn't help I took my time with it too. I feel like I only just got done with the old map and in reality there's still plenty for me to explore.
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  • When a game partners with a console you don't own, does that put you off the game?

  • kongzi 18/05/2016

    ...aids awareness...

    I'd say that's always a good thing!
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  • Assassin's Creed movie mostly set in modern times

  • kongzi 18/05/2016

    That trailer still makes it look outdated with all that colour grading, and just the whole thing, the whole look...the way the lines are delivered.

    This is gonna bomb and disappoint even the most hardcore fans. Especially given the fact they're hyping it this early.
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  • The Division's next free update, Conflict, is due next week

  • kongzi 17/05/2016

    Still waiting for that DLC where I get to pillage NY as one of those invincible hoodies and shoot a lot of silly. PMC goons in the new beanie... now that'd be my game. Reply 0
  • Watch: Five things Nathan Drake taught us about being an adventurer

  • kongzi 14/05/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77 one where they both compete for the same treasure. In Nate's game Lara is the villain and Nate is in Lara's game. That would be fun. Reply +2
  • kongzi 14/05/2016

    7 things reading all of the lists online has taught me:
    1. Euh..lists are cool and easy to understand.
    2. Euh....
    Crap, hold on while I figure this out please.
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  • Hitman's one chance forever Elusive Targets coming tomorrow

  • kongzi 14/05/2016

    Nailed it...or at least I wandered around aimlessly collecting kitchen knifes and sorta bumped into him, going right to where I had just left a body. Had no choice but to do it quickly.

    I like the idea of these, but as far as cool assassinations go, this was a pretty lame one :/ I like the escalations and contracts way better so far. I don't know why they won't let us make our own escalations. Or at the very least allow additional objectives (that vodka bottle) to be set in contracts.
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  • Everything the Assassin's Creed movie trailer tells us

  • kongzi 12/05/2016

    Lets colour grade like we're still in kindergarten. Is Fassbender gonna keep growling like that for the entire movie or is he gonna act out an actual human being at some point?

    Also what does Kanye West's God complex have to do with any of this?
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  • Hitman and the joy of playing it wrong

  • kongzi 12/05/2016

    When I played the first one as a little kid I didn't understand it and spoke about 4 words of English... Wrong was the only to play it, haha. It was great.

    Even Absolution has it's charms if you ignore the story crap and just hang out in the (better) levels messing about with the AI. I'm glad that with the new game they finally found a good mix that allows both: super serious suit only stealth runs and blowing people up with rubber ducks. The escalations are a brilliant addition, I hope they expand Contracts mode to allow setting additional objectives and conditions like that.

    BTW, anyone killed Prince Po yet? Unnoticed, of course?
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront has shipped over 14m copies

  • kongzi 11/05/2016

    Funny how we're getting more and more 'shipped to retailers' numbers like these. It's a bullshit number, what is it hiding? Why not start a retailer in the virgin islands and ship a million there so you can boast a cool 15 million, you shady fucks? All about optics anyway.

    In the real world I see this game on sale, second hand and generally being shitted on a lot.
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  • Can Battlefield 1 help us see The Great War with fresh eyes?

  • kongzi 11/05/2016

    For one, this is the first Battlefield in years which has me sit up and take notice. I love the idea and I like that they're not afraid to go a little over the top with it .. Or at least play up the more exotic aspects of it if it's all supposed to be historically accurate.

    Not sure if it will give us fresh eyes on that era. It doesn't have to. That wave of ww2 shooters around CoD2 all went with that somber authenticity vibe (eg. stole it from band of brothers) and it never worked and always looked pathetic and kitsch. I really hope they resist any urge to give into sentimentality like that.
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  • Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

  • kongzi 11/05/2016

    And they didn't even get to stay on to train their much cheaper foreign replacements as per Disney's standard procedure.

    I'm glad, because now these undoubtedly talented and hardworking people can apply those skills at making great games instead of Disney licencing vehicles. Something that I'd maybe buy for my kids I don't have.
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  • Watch: The first hour of Homefront: The Revolution

  • kongzi 10/05/2016

    @NullDev I know that's what happened, that's what I was alluding to. It doesn't change the game we eventually get and it doesn't change the fact that a game in which north Korea stages a US mainland invasion, one that really runs with the ridiculousness of that premise, would almost instantly interest me so much more than this generic dreary looking thing.

    Doesn't change that I just put at least one hundred hours into Fallout, another industrial wasteland, and can really go for some green trees and sunblasted beaches right about now...anything with some colour to it.

    So on top of (imho) some very questionable design decisions, the release timing is terrible too.

    I'm making a point of it, because the game itself (apart from all the above) looks pretty decent. Cryengine is a good engine. There's a nice level of detail, a good array of options and tools..and far cry like gameplay in a dense urban environment is cool. It definitely has things going for it that could make it a dying light type sleeper hit, but after watching this I'm not convinced at all.
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  • kongzi 10/05/2016

    Why didn't they make the obvious (and cool) game? The concept of north Korea invading the US is ridiculous enough to make something great out of. Juxtapose typical Americana with Stalinist imagery and the straight up wackiness that's Kim Jong Un/Ill. There's so many ridiculous and cool scenario's you could get from that, all much more interesting than this dreary looking industrial wasteland... It's really unimaginative, they should hire me as their creative director :p

    Damn, I just spent a couple of hundred hours picking through the ruins of Boston. Fuck Philly for now.
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