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  • Xbox 360 saves carry over via Xbox One's back compatibility service

  • m0thr4 16/06/2015

    I may have missed the point here, but who is this aimed at, and why is it such a big deal?

    Previously, backwards compatibility has only been included where not doing so would harm profits more.... typically when a manufacturer knows that there won't be enough good software to shift the necessary hardware to grow the user base (e.g. if they only managed to ship dev kits out very late before launch).

    I don't have anything against playing old games - I have kept every console worth keeping since the Sega Megadrive... I just don't see why it's such a big deal to be able to play these classics on emulated hardware, which is never 100% accurate.
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  • Brutal Doom mod dials up the original game's gore

  • m0thr4 16/06/2015

    @Bauul Well, I was definitely confused, because, like you, I thought this was old news. :-/

    Doom 4's cancellation crept back into the news a few weeks ago, causing me to wonder whether it really had been cancelled 3 years ago or whether it had soldiered on (no pun intended) and only recently been given the final hatchet.
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  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    Unfortunately does not make up for this though: Doom 4 Scrapped

    :cry:

    EDIT: Ignore my ranting above... some recent news postings caused me to wonder whether Doom 4 development had been plodding along and was only recently canned.
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  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    I don't need to install this mod... I just need to play this video from 0:59 to 1:15 on an endless loop until I die from insane laughter. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: The Elder Scrolls Online

  • m0thr4 16/06/2015

    @MrTrees Oh and "bollocks" (stupid British lingo)

    I'm curious to know: which variant of English vernacular were you expecting on the English language version of a European website (the clue is in the name), whose headquarters are in England?

    If "British lingo" offends you, then you always have the choice of buggering off (some more British lingo for you).

    From your other posts, I can see that English is not your native language - there are several non-English franchises of Eurogamer that may suit you better.

    Eurogamer Germany
    Eurogamer France
    Eurogamer Portugal
    Eurogamer Spain
    Eurogamer Italy
    Eurogamer Czech
    Eurogamer Denmark
    Eurogamer Sweden
    Eurogamer Poland
    Eurogamer Benelux
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  • The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    I don't see the Magic Lamp side quest bug in that fix list :-( Reply +1
  • m0thr4 01/06/2015

    What about when you do want to interact with candles (or other lightable things) that are near to lootable chests containing items you don't want? This patch could get really annoying.

    I'm loving this game, but selecting interactive items seems really hit & miss and the UI design is well below par (compared with, for example, the Elder Scrolls games).

    I'm currently in a mission in a very dark place with an AI companion who's frequently standing between me and the large oil drum I need to light... but the only 'X' prompt appearing on the screen is the one above my AI companion's head.

    And why does every NPC show an interact symbol above their head when you can't actually initiate a conversation with them?
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  • Uwe Boll quits crowdfunding with expletive-laden tirade after third project fails

  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    The 90-second diatribe, entitled "f*** you all", is aimed squarely at anyone who did not back Boll's latest Kickstarter campaign.
    And pretty much guarantees they never will.
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  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    @mdeneuve
    I mean he's no Stanley Kubrick, Zhang Yimou or Martin Scorcese (or any master director)
    right at that point, the beer I was drinking came squirting out through my nose
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  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    @gaanb0
    Will he be playing golf or crazy golf
    Maybe his next movie will be Zany Golf?
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  • m0thr4 08/06/2015

    Hilarious! And reminded me of The Dunning-Kruger Effect. Reply 0
  • PlayStation digital refund policy in spotlight on BBC's Watchdog tonight

  • m0thr4 01/06/2015

    Bad, but still worlds ahead of Nintendo's attitude to digital purchases...

    Nintendo keep a record of all your digital purchases against your account, but under no circumstances will they let you play your purchases on a new system in the event the previous one is stolen (this happened with my 3DS, but I understand the same is true of the WiiU).
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  • Could the Apple Watch become one of gaming's Galapagos Islands?

  • m0thr4 23/04/2015

    @saxxonde "If like with most Apple products, you can get the desired functions for less than the desired budget, you're objectively stupid to get the Apple product. "

    No, it's subjective actually, because you are assuming that everyone makes purchases purely for functional reasons, and places no value on aesthetics, materials, comfort, quality, resale value, etc.

    “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.” -- John Ruskin.
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  • m0thr4 22/04/2015

    I wasn't even aware the Apple Watch could play games... and I couldn't be less interested in that feature, for the reasons pointed out by others below. In fact, I really wonder why Eurogamer bothered to write this article, as gaming is merely an incidental feature for this device.

    Personally, all, I'm interested in are the fitness tracking and the features that effectively extend control of my iPhone 6... which are the headline features Apple is advertising, to be fair. In fact, gaming is not mentioned anywhere on the official website for this watch.

    Additionally, I'm pretty sure Apple have made it clear that this watch was made for iPhone 6 users, and nobody else. If you don't own an iPhone 6... what do you care?
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  • David Cameron has visited the maker of Train Simulator

  • m0thr4 14/02/2015

    @arcam "Conservatives would have made all the above mistakes and more, that's evident from their history and the way they have voted while in and out of government."

    Right... but you expect the Tories to protect the rich and the banking sector... They don't really make any bones about what they stand for, and you get exactly what you expect, every time they are elected to office.

    What none of expected, back when Blair was elected, was that the Labour Party would reinvent itself to encompass the worst elements of bother sides of the political spectrum: reckless overspending on public services, plugging us into so much debt AND protecting the banks and the top 1% richest people in the world.

    That was something of a surprise to people like me, who voted Labour genuinely believing "Things can only get better".
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  • m0thr4 14/02/2015

    @jabberwocky " My big brother is also a part of this generation, spending hours playing with his train sets or controlling them with his laptop. Its kinda sad for a 40 year old, or at least i think it is. Then again he probably says the same of me when he sees me playing the latest Mario game."

    Maybe... or maybe he's moved beyond that (being older than you) and recognises that neither of your hobbies are more or less "sad" than the other... especially to an outsider with no interest in train sets or video games.

    I would also love to know what you think an acceptable (i.e. not sad) hobby would be for a 40 year old.
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  • Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions

  • m0thr4 14/02/2015

    Funnily enough, I have an even bigger objection to this "Pay to Win" crap than has been mentioned here: "willing suspension of disbelief". In a game so heavily based around such a highly imaginitive and self contained world environment that already has its own currency.... a system that involves spending £ and p really breaks the 4th wall.

    So, no thanks, I'll wait patiently for the next authentic Elder Scrolls Game to arrive.
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  • Swarovski-covered 20th Anniversary PS4 on eBay for £2000

  • m0thr4 31/01/2015

    @IronSoldier You were trying to be funny? Then I take back my accusation of trolling. Reply 0
  • m0thr4 31/01/2015

    @IronSoldier "More shiny! The Apple fans will be bidding for this..."

    Apple products are neither shiny nor studded with Swarovski crystals. Please don't come here to troll... it unnecessarily lowers the tone.
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  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I completely agree with you (regarding "don't think PS5 will be fully 4k in 7 years time"), it's a long shot. I was just working on the principle that PS3 was primarily 720p, yet could do 1080p for limited titles. And there are rumours that PS4 might be able to do some limited stuff at 4K in the future.

    But I think it would be a wasted effort on the part of console manufacturers. I'd rather see consoles delivering 1080p60 effortlessly... and any spare horsepower left over into improving draw distance, anti-aliasing, etc.
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @zzkj Actually h.265 will solve the compression problem. Reply -2
  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @zzkj vt100 terminals... lol. Been there! Reply -1
  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @bad09 "PS5 may "have it" but how many will use it? "

    Oh nobody at all. The human eye has limits, and as far as the living room is concerned, 1080p meets those quite comfortably.

    4K will be amazing for PC games where you sit about 18" from the screen, but a complete waste of time on televisions... unless you're going to project a 90" image onto your living room wall, that is.
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @Jbronie123 I don't think there are any PS4 games that are "50% better than" the XboxOne equivalents right now, are there? Did anyone say that? PS4 games have the edge in graphics on cross-platform titles right now, but it's an extremely marginal edge.

    Last time around, the positions were reversed and there was a much larger disparity between PS3 & Xbox360 hardware, and yet in the last 2 years before the current gen game in, many PS3 games were on par with their Xbox360 counterparts. And before that with PS2 v Xbox, PS1 v Saturn (to an extent), Megadrive v SNES, Master System v NES.... etc.etc. That's the thing I love about consoles... it forces software developers to be extremely creative with how they use the hardware at their disposal.

    I'm a PS4 owner with no intention of buying an XboxOne, by the way, but I fully expect Microsoft to be capable of bridging the gap, very soon.
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @bad09 Nevertheless, more and more televisions are being sold with 4K screens.

    While I fully appreciate the benefits of a 4K monitor (actually the monitor I'm on right now is 5K), I cannot see any benefit in a 4K television, in the average living room and watched at the average viewing distance.

    Given the usual price point of consoles, I think IronSoldier is near the mark, although I would say PS5 could very well have it, in about 7 years or so. By that time, 4K will be old hat, I'm sure.
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER "I think you will find that large companies have been making a fortune selling PC's as entertainment devices for the home since the early 70's. "

    Lol... I think you mean the 80's!
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @bad09 "Most don't care though and given the kind of muscle you need to get decent framerates the majority won't care for a long time. I kinda chuckle when it's pimped as a USP, practically nobody gives a toss :)"

    Rather like 3D then?
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    Just my personal (and yes, slightly trolling) opinion, but I really do find the idea of playing games on a personal desktop computer, running an operating system designed for office use, rather odd.

    I tried it for a bit in the early 90's, and then again in the early 00's.... and it always felt a bit like going to a disco wearing your work suit.

    It's possibly because I spend all day at work writing software on a desktop computer (albeit not one that runs Windows, thank goodness), and so the very last thing I want to see when I get home is another effing desktop computer.
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier Lol... you've never worked in an office, have you? The PCs are generally of the very lowest, cheapest spec possible. Reply +3
  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @Dantonir "I take it you're not allowed to have lunch time gaming sessions? One of the easiest ways to get that old school LAN gaming fix."

    Unfortunately, some of us have grown-up jobs :-(
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  • m0thr4 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier "I believe this is now the fourth or fifth comments section that you've attempted to troll with that embarrassingly unimaginative phrase [office gaming] of yours. Pitiful."

    Quite right. We all know that the Windows operating system was invented for secretaries to type letters on. Everything else crowbarred into subsequent version of Windows was very much an afterthought.

    If anything, the term should be "secretarial gaming".

    ;-)
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  • Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

  • m0thr4 03/12/2014

    I think it's right that violent and mysoginistic games like GTA are banned in Australia... it is a floating prison with an appalling record on women's rights. In such a country, how could you possibly trust its citizens to distinguish between real life and fictional entertainment?

    GTA V will do just fine, selling in the countries of this world with a more progressive outlook on life.
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  • The Secret Developers: Wii U - the inside story

  • m0thr4 20/01/2014

    @spazmo "...and Sony designed a beautiful, powerful handheld and is an even worse seller than Wii U.

    You can't predict anything in this game."

    If you're talking about the PS Vita, in terms of global sales, it is 2 million sales ahead of the Wii U.
    [ http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/ ]
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  • Amazon announces drone delivery service

  • m0thr4 02/12/2013

    And it's being piloted in a country whose citizens have free access to guns... how can it possibly fail?

    However, I am concerned as to the likelihood one of these things might drop out of the sky onto your head.
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  • Fez 2 cancelled, Fish swims away from the game industry

  • m0thr4 28/07/2013

    "It's with a heavy heart that we announce that Fez 2 has been cancelled and is no longer in development... we apologise for the disappointment."

    Would that be the Royal "we"?
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  • Nintendo loses WiiU.com domain dispute

  • m0thr4 01/07/2013

    I agree with some of the above posters - what's the big deal over owning www.wiiu.com that makes it worth a six-figure sum?

    Nintendo already own the nintendo domain in (probably) every territory on the planet, so could use: wiiu.nintendo.com, wiiu.nintendo.co.jp and so on etc. (EDIT: Although I can see that they haven't bothered to set these up, the lazy cnuts. It's about a 5 minute DNS config change, FFS).

    And I'm also of the opinion that most punters search for what they want, rather than typing in website URLs... especially on any web-enabled device that doesn't have a full-sized physical keyboard.

    On the other hand, I'm not sure why WIPO ruled against them... seriously, look at www.wiiu.com and tell me not's not the most obvious cyber-squatting site you've ever seen.
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  • Microsoft names next free game for Xbox 360 Gold subscribers

  • m0thr4 01/07/2013

    "That's not counting the free Vita titles: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Rayman Origins and Sine Mora."

    Which, finally persuaded me to go and buy a PS Vita this month. All four are excellent games, and keeping me occupied on the morning commute.
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  • Ouya or ou-nah?

  • m0thr4 28/06/2013

    "...it seems destined to end up as a bespoke emulator in the living room of die-hard retro gamers..."

    I'm afraid you lost me up until that point... and then I suddenly got interested.
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  • Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch their Xbox 360 games

  • m0thr4 27/06/2013

    If you follow Phil Fish on Twitter, you'll see he's mostly bitter that Fez didn't sell as well as he'd hoped, and he blames Microsoft entirely for this.

    He's complaining today that Hotline Miami sold loads more than Fez in a shorter time, blaming Microsoft for not promoting Fez, and for messing up the appearance on the download store. Fair enough, but even once Fez was available, you could only buy it on Xbox 360 and then more than a year later on PC; whereas Hotline Miami is available on PC, Mac, Linux, PS3 & PS Vita (and maybe Xbox 360 at some point). Fez would have been a great game for handheld devices - in fact it's arguably better suited to those platforms than regular consoles.

    The sad fact is that he backed the wrong horse; he put all his faith in Microsoft and they let him down - fault on both sides, I feel. Some harsh business lessons, learned the hard way... but FFS, man up and move on.
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  • Microsoft sticking with Xbox One Kinect requirement despite ditching DRM

  • m0thr4 21/06/2013

    @Sapporodan

    Yep. Creepy in a HAL-9000 sort of way.
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  • m0thr4 21/06/2013

    @Stomp224
    Sweet baby Jesus - why do they always mention Skype first when reeling off the feature list?


    Because Skype is owned by Microsoft.
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  • Miyamoto unsure on F-Zero future

  • m0thr4 21/06/2013

    I think where I struggle is that I don't really have a good idea for what's new that we could bring...
    Great quote from the man who's paid to come up with really good ideas for what's new he can bring to Nintendo games.
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  • After Xbox One U-turn pre-owned is back on the table - but at what cost?

  • m0thr4 20/06/2013

    "The problem is I know too much about games and how they work, especially online games," he says. "If we sell one copy of the game - a worst case scenario! - and that gets resold two million times, and everyone wants a new account in our game, we still have a lot of people working on our back end setting up those accounts and making sure they work.
    Surely those accounts are created automatically when I enter my details? If not, and the details are printed out and posted to some data entry clerks that set up my account manually, then obviously you need to re-think your infrastructure.

    And the data that forms my account details is surely a trivial number of Kbytes stores in a database table somewhere - how much effort is involved per account to ensure that data is always available?

    With that out of the way, the one game may have been resold two million times, but there's only ever one person playing that copy at any point in time, so no need to scale up your infrastructure.

    In short: a BS argument, if ever I heard one.
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  • Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate Studios has been shuttered - report

  • m0thr4 11/05/2013

    @rickyfitts

    FFS, the word is "liable" not "reliable".
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  • Aliens: Colonial Marines managed 1.31 million sales

  • m0thr4 11/05/2013

    @marcgiu "Who bought this – it’s got to be impulse guys from the 40+ year old dad's “Love a bit of Aliens my son – gimme some of that”

    Hardly. I haven't pre-ordered a game since Sonic the Hedghog 2 on the Megadrive.

    EDIT: and +1 to Nisa's comment above. You kids will learn one day, I'm sure.
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  • Kickstarter Funding Unsuccessful for Ecco the Dolphin man Ed Annunziata

  • m0thr4 09/05/2013

    "I am absolutely certain that if you could try the game and see how beautiful and unique it will be, most people would not hesitate to back it, and will want to be involved in it's creation,"

    Right, so then do that. Make a demo that will convince people it's worth playing.
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  • "It was just there: dolphin, dolphin, dolphin"

  • m0thr4 09/05/2013

    "If I was a time traveller what I would do is take The Big Blue from the future, bring it back and have a 15-second video where I introduce myself and say 'hey take a look at this' and then just show it. And then it would get funded."

    Actually, no, it wouldn't, because you see it wasn't funded... so the game doesn't exist in the future any more than it exists right now in the present, and therefore there would be no game (or video thereof) to bring back.
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  • Asda drops Wii U price to just £149/£199

  • m0thr4 08/05/2013

    @madeinbeats "But I guess you at least will have to wait for this deal to run its week course and then see what ASDA and Amazon do."

    Ah... So you in fact didn't have any evidence that Asda are getting more stock in... you were working on a hunch, or just wishful thinking? Time will indeed tell.
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  • m0thr4 08/05/2013

    @wez_316 "With Monster Hunter and Lego City out now there are plenty of great games to get stuck into for a new adopter."

    2 games != plenty
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