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  • Face-Off: Dirt Rally

  • m0thr4 09/04/2016

    @Gemini42_
    So you all watched the Rogue One trailer? I almost pissed myself in excitement.
    I pissed myself laughing at the sight of Stormtroopers running through Canary Wharf tube station.
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  • You can play PS4 games on your PC or Mac from tomorrow

  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    Downloaded update - connected from 5k Mac. Graphics look fine and upscale from 720p surprisingly well. Only disappointment is that the PS4 controller has to be connected via USB; it won't operate via Bluetooth, which is odd as the PS4 Controller is well supported in OS X and works over Bluetooth with almost every game I can think of... including Steam, and Steam In-Home Streaming. Reply 0
  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    @OneManAndHisDroid
    ARGH!!! how many people will actually use remote play more than once??!?
    In households where there is contention for the TV. Anyone that travels away on business. I can think of lots of examples.
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  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    @CainUK
    Why is it I feel things in 720p will suddenly become acceptable.


    Only acceptable as a trade off for performance and convenience. You can't change the laws of physics.

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  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    Not so bothered about 720p60... it will look fine on my laptop screen, and now I will finally be able to Remote Play when I'm away from home.

    This was never practical with the PS Vita, as the WiFi card only works on the often-overcrowded 2.4GHz band, and is severely underpowered. Additionally, Sony won't let you use 3G for Remote Play, even though this often provides the better Internet connection! Unfortunately, they had to do this to prevent scores of people on limited 3G contracts from racking up huge bills and then playing the "I'm just a poor idiot user" card which, historically, has meant the network provider footing the bill.
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  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    @obscured021 "until your mother board fails and you need to spend 150 euro on a new win10 key as it thinks it's a new system, even apple dose not do that." Ridiculous comparison - Apple's business model is completely different to Microsoft's. Reply 0
  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    @dxm awesome - thanks! :-) Reply 0
  • m0thr4 06/04/2016

    Anyone know what time this update will be available? Reply 0
  • m0thr4 05/04/2016

    @Spuzzell Same problem in my house with the TP-Link adapters. A freshly wired house makes no difference... it's whether the signal has to go across juntion boxes, or in and out of the consumer unit. All of that attenuated the signal. Smaller houses, or those with fewer floors tend to fare better. I find the adapters work okay when located on the same floor, which is fortunate as the room my main PS4 is in is on the same floor as the room where the fibre optic comes in. Add a third adaptor on the ground floor and the whole powerline network goes to shit. Reply 0
  • m0thr4 05/04/2016

    Ummm... how do I stream games to my Mac or PC? I haven't seen an official desktop app for either operating system. Presumably, Sony will be putting the link to that live tomorrow as well? Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4.5 to be announced before October - report

  • m0thr4 30/03/2016

    the newer [3DS] was clearly a noticeable upgrade, but it didn't leave the previous hardware owners in the dust either as precious few titles are exclusive to the more recent model, and newer games still perform acceptably on the original platform.
    I wonder how many people will be happy staying with a system that performs "acceptably", with a "precious few" titles being completely unavailable.

    But everything's working out just peachy for Nintendo at the moment, so Sony have nothing to worry about. :rolleyes:
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  • That Dragon, Cancer "has not yet seen a single dollar from sales"

  • m0thr4 30/03/2016

    @ShiftyGeezer
    Morale of this story I guess is, as a developer, release your own Let's Play.
    This ^ ^ ^

    All developers should do this, make it better than the inevitable competiton from "Let's Play" folk, and get ready for release alongside the actual game, with ad revenue.

    Gamers can choose whether to play or watch, developers make money either way, everyone wins...

    ... except fucking Stampy, of course ;-)
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  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered review

  • m0thr4 21/03/2016

    neither sprites or backgrounds
    either... or

    neither... nor
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  • Why Gears of War Ultimate fails to deliver on PC

  • m0thr4 21/03/2016

    Installation woes: In the early days of PC gaming, installing a game and getting it up and running could often prove frustrating but these days, it couldn't be easier.
    You're kidding, aren't you? Is it smartphone/console levels of easy?

    Am I going to install a modern PC game and launch it with absolutely no pop-up windows requesting additional installations, or a launch wizard that asks me to define the graphics settings (even though graphics settings are accessible from the in-game menu)?
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  • The Division review

  • m0thr4 18/03/2016

    @Vitor
    Sort of weird to read the above sentence and then spend the next 5 paragraphs being told what the game is. Sets up an expectation that maybe that wasn't what you intended.
    Sort of weird? That was nagging me all the way through the article!

    I also agree with you about the UI. Each to their own though. :-/
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  • Eurogamer is hiring

  • m0thr4 10/03/2016

    There are game guides on Eurogamer? I've only ever some here to read the news and the Digital foundry articles for the past 100 years. Probably the first job of your new hire would be to add a "Guides" link to the blue header menu? Reply +1
  • The Division is Ubisoft's biggest ever launch

  • m0thr4 10/03/2016

    One of the most refreshing things about The Division on PS4 is that there's no pissing about with Game Invites. Reply 0
  • m0thr4 10/03/2016

    @jabberwocky
    Probably because Destiny has put people off this type of game.
    Yes... this ^ ^ ^
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  • You can block people's progress in The Division by standing in a doorway

  • m0thr4 09/03/2016

    @almondo
    Played for hours last night, might've just been lucky but I didn't encounter a single issue with bugs or griefers.
    Same here... this is news to me.
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  • The Division is scrappy, but utterly engrossing

  • m0thr4 09/03/2016

    @Old_Books
    And most seem to be of the opinion that it is necessary to go in with mates as well.
    Not true. Of course it's more fun with mates because... well, it's your mates. But you can easily form fire teams with strangers, and it works very well IMO.
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  • m0thr4 09/03/2016

    @arty
    @Sildur do you really have to post that ignorant pricks videos on here?
    Well said! I had a quick look and noticed the guy disables comments on his ill-informed brain-shits, which tells you something about his ego.

    His video shows a couple of people playing spectacularly badly... just running around the place randomly spraying bullets all over the place. If you play like that... then I'm not surprised it's boring.

    If you take your time and play tactically, you'll find that many enemies have weak spots that allow an insta-kill.... sometimes in highly amusing ways, but I don't want to spoil anything.
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  • m0thr4 09/03/2016

    The game's social side seems well implemented, too
    For me, this is one area where it beats Destiny hands down. If none of my friends are online, I don't have to play solo - I can quickly form a 4-person team with strangers. In fact, I can quickly team up with people I just happen to bump into in the safe house.

    I still struggle to understand why Destiny doesn't have this option.
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  • In Theory: Does PS4 offer VR its best chance at success?

  • m0thr4 06/03/2016

    @iDude Ok, I must have misunderstood.

    I asked whether [list of first-person type games] could be made compatible with the PSVR, and you replied "The types of games you've listed cause severe nausea in VR."

    I took that to mean that the type of game I had listed was intrinsically unsuited to VR headsets.

    What did you actually mean?
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  • m0thr4 06/03/2016

    How well will PSVR work with a 7.1 surround speaker system (i.e without headphones)? If you're sitting to play, and simply moving your head to look around... I can't see that there would be a problem... or have I missed something? Reply 0
  • m0thr4 06/03/2016

    @iDude So this is only really going to be used for racing/flying games then? If that's the case, it diminishes my interest a bit. I've never in my life worn a VR headset, so wasn't aware of the first-person shooter nausea problem. Reply -2
  • m0thr4 06/03/2016

    @ianspeed The sight of flames is not the first indicator your house is on fire. Your smoke detectors will do that job for you. Reply +4
  • m0thr4 06/03/2016

    My big question here is: how easy have Sony made it for developers to add VR capability as an upgrade to existing games? When I think positively about VR, I'm thinking how cool it would be to play first person games like Alien Isolation, Star Wars Battlefront, Far Cry, The Witness, Fallout 4, Firewatch etc. (maybe even Destiny) with that greater level of immersion. It would be a shame if this were impractical/impossible. Reply 0
  • Strange, slow and spectacular, No Man's Sky is proper sci-fi

  • m0thr4 04/03/2016

    Great article, but what is it you actually do in this game?

    only joking :-D
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  • Vote on Doom's alternate box art

  • m0thr4 03/03/2016

    Are video games still available in boxes? Well I never!

    :-)
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  • DriveClub's latest update is its most radical yet

  • m0thr4 18/02/2016

    @Fourfoldroot
    id like to point out that people can have opinions on systems they don't own. Many times their opinions are why they don't own them.
    But do you see how that is less informed position than that of someone who does own the system in question, don't you?

    And perhaps you also see why persistent negative opinions of systems you have never owned might, to the outside observer, look as if you have another agenda, based on something other than rational opinion-forming? At that point, you can surely only reasonably expect people to challenge you on your opinions, in an attempt to draw out the truth behind them?
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  • The Witness has already shifted "substantially more than 100k" copies

  • m0thr4 03/02/2016

    @Uncompetative
    I doubt I'll bother to download it when it comes to PS+ as I don't feel the need to prove that I am as clever as he thinks he is and I have more than enough tough puzzles to solve in my own life.
    Absolutely right. Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool... than to open it and remove all doubt.
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  • The Witness review

  • m0thr4 03/02/2016

    @Uncompetative
    The end-game metapuzzle is an Easter Egg to be unlocked months after launch by its puzzle mad community. My solution is more concise. My solution has no ludonarrative dissonance. Everything is aesthetic.
    Of course, for all you know, The Witness could contain something equivalent to what you describe... but you'd never know as you haven't played it.

    Gotta love armchair philosophers.

    /facepalm
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  • m0thr4 03/02/2016

    @gravearchitecture Remember - Uncompetative[sic] hasn't actually played the game; he/she has only watched videos of other people playing it.

    There's of course a world of difference between completing a puzzle and watching someone else do it.

    Therefore, hardly surprising that Uncompetative cannot see the wood for the trees, and focuses on all the wrong elements to this game.

    Most hilariously, Uncompetative (who seemingly cannot even spell his/her own name) obsesses over the phrase "ludonarrative dissonance", a term for which I think the most telling definition is to be found on Urban Dictionary:

    ludonarrative dissonance

    When there is a disconnect between story and gameplay in video games. An unnecessarily fancy sounding term mostly used by pseudo-intellectuals...
    As I said before... the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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  • m0thr4 02/02/2016

    @Uncompetative
    This will seem arrogant, but I would have much preferred....
    Yes, arrogant beyond belief. Arrogance that goes so far as to suggest ignorance. I think you're possibly a casualty of the "Dunning-Kruger effect".

    What you went on to describe suggests you are far out of touch with the sort of people who buy and play video games. A puzzle requiring that level of musical knowledge/awareness would instantly alienate 95% of your audience.

    And yet, with an apparently straight face, you claim that The Witness is pretentious? Good grief.
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  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveal leaked, due in June

  • m0thr4 02/02/2016

    Since I've already played the Lego version of Episode IV, I expect this game will hold no surprises.

    ;)
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  • Killing crows and closing car doors

  • m0thr4 02/02/2016

    @Zarglas
    Just hope this game can be played alone, multiplayer killfests just aint my cup of tea
    You have nothing to worry about... the man whose bonus depends on selling as many copies of The Division as possible (Game Director Ryan Barnard) has already told us: "It’s a wonderful single-player game!"
    [source: http://blog.ubi.com/the-division-classless-characters-second-screens-mid-crisis-world-e3-2013/]

    :-/
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  • Han Solo, Leia and Palpatine detailed in Star Wars: Battlefront

  • m0thr4 20/10/2015

    Why is it called "Star Wars"? Think carefully before you answer, too, as I'm reaching for my pedant hat.

    ;-)
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection

  • m0thr4 01/10/2015

    @NYKilla80 "I'd rather a console put up solid graphics and a very stable frame rate over trying to push 1080p knowing the frames are gonna take a hit... Yeah, I made the msitake of getting the witcher 3 on my PS4.. I traded it in for the Xb1 version and never looked back."

    You're kidding, aren't you?. The XB1 version of the Witcher has roughly the same average frame rate as the PS4 version... Even after the 1.08 patch there's hardly anything in it. You're certainly not getting 900p60. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-the-witcher-108-improves-console-performance
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  • PS4's big new update goes live tomorrow

  • m0thr4 01/10/2015

    Well, best thing IMO is that this update appears to have fixed the dreaded "Error CE-38612-0" that was affecting more than half my games since I installed a new 4TB SSHD drive. Reply -1
  • Rainbow Six: Siege won't have a campaign mode

  • m0thr4 28/09/2015

    @Slikz
    "Will pass and pray the division's good."
    @SpaceMonkey77
    "Think I'll wait for Ghost Recon and The Division, instead."
    You do realise The Division has no single player campaign either, don't you?
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  • Several prominent voice actors have voted to strike

  • m0thr4 25/09/2015

    @Hellotherenow
    Lets face,around 90% of so called actors sound really shit in videogames. When technology progresses there sevices will not be required. Anybody can act if you put your mind to it,unfortunately in the gaming world 90% sound absolute shit.
    You may not be able to spot the nuances that differentiate good voice acting from bad voice acting... but please don't speak for the rest of us.

    True, a good movie or TV actor is not necessarily a good voice actor. And the reverse is of course also true.

    Voice acting is a very particular skill and, in a video game, can make be the difference between total immersion and utter indifference, a good review and a bad review and, most importantly, budget approval for a sequel or video game company being the laughing stock of the Internet.

    However, the market will have the final say. If these actors are so easily replaceable, then their strike will have no effect other than to put them permanently out of work... and your opinion (above) will be vindicated.

    On the other hand, if their strike brings the video game industry to its knees... then this would only prove that the industry deems them highly valuable. I have no idea which way it will go, to be honest. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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  • m0thr4 25/09/2015

    If there weren't so many talented coders beating down the doors of video game companies, pleading to work for them, I'm sure salaries would be higher, and working conditions better. You'd probably be working smarter too, as we do in other IT sectors, where we use modern iterative working patterns that do away with "deadlines", "crunches" (and weekend working). "Waterfall" is a dirty word in these sectors... yet the video games industry continues to follow this broken project delivery strategy, at the expense of their staff.

    And the reason it's better in other tech companies (and particularly the banks, as someone mentioned below) is simply because it's very hard to find good developers who are prepared to work on applications that are (compared to video games) relatively dull. It's a sellers market... we struggle to find good interview candidates, and then struggle to retain them.
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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
  • 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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