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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
  • 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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  • m0thr4 22/04/2015

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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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