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  • This Witcher fan film looks surprisingly good

  • madjim 20/06/2017

    For a fan-made film it looks watchable, definitely not surprisingly good. Because I am kind of into this line of work, I find it a bit difficult for the film to achieve successful shooting of the remaining 3/4 with just 15.000 especially when there is a battle involved. It's all a matter of resource management of course, but still...
    It's an extremely competitive market right now, the one of online independent short films. Aiming bigger than you can manage does not always go down well. I wish the best to the creators though and hope they will make it happen.
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  • Nothing will ever compare with the first level of a new game

  • madjim 03/06/2017

    Although as a gereral rule the point of the article may be true, I still remember the time I bought FFVII. I had never played JRPGs since I was a computer gamer back then, I didn't know what FF was all about. I bought it based on the crazy hype and the amazing graphics knowing nothing at all.
    And after playing several hours that left me very impressed, I suddenly saw the game going open world (kind of). It was a revelation. Still my favorite game of all time.
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  • Bungie addresses Destiny 2 dedicated servers concern

  • madjim 26/05/2017

    @muro
    I agree. Eurogamer is my main source for video games news for many reasons. I don't mind having Destiny articles all over (I am not a fan of MP games, but I like learning about everything in the industry) but definitely some things are missing. For example, I'd like to see coverage for games like Dreamfall Chapters, especially now that it's out for PS4. Personal opinion here, but I consider it one of the great narrative moments of video games, and it definitely deserves that coverage. A bad review won't change my mind since I already have it and think it's fantastic but games like this (and not only this), deserve better exposure. I know that Destiny sells ads, it's a business after all, but can't we have both those and the other ones?
    Reply +7
  • Resident Evil films to receive a reboot

  • madjim 22/05/2017

    I haven't watched beyond the third movie. The first one was watchable but it went downhill from there for the reasons every gamer knows (I believe so). I don't intend to watch the reboot unless they go for a true horror experience. Unlikely but one can hope. Reply +6
  • Life is Strange 2 finally confirmed

  • madjim 19/05/2017

    For some time now, I have stopped buying episodic releases until every episode is out. But with this one I really can't wait and I will go for the season pass, day one. The original game is one of the best games I've ever played and I play games since the 80s. Reply +3
  • Russian YouTuber slapped with three-and-a-half year suspended sentence for playing Pokémon Go in a church

  • madjim 11/05/2017

    In Greece three years ago, there was this guy having a blog and doing satire (of the strong kind) about church, saints and religion. He was sued by a member of the nazist party Golden Dawn and convicted to over a year jailtime (not doing the time though). This year he appealed and won. Actually he didn't win, it's just that the "crimes" got discarded after a certain amount of time. Greek people's opinion was split and although we have a "left" government, they don't act as one and eliminate the laws about blasphemy. It makes sense (not to me), since the church in Greece has massive influence. They survived 400 years of Ottoman occupation being buddies with the Sultan. They just won't go away anytime soon. Reply +2
  • Outlast 2 review

  • madjim 27/04/2017

    A personal opinion. I consider misogynistic, a game or movie or book etc where misogynistic actions are seen as fair and good to happen.It's like saying that the movie "12 Years a slave" was racist because it showed black people in chains and had the "n" word all over the place. Reply +83
  • No Man's Sky patch 1.23 resolves PS4 Pro 4K frame-rate issues

  • madjim 21/03/2017

    Although I understand the controversy, I really liked NMS. Although lacking in content, to me, being a 70s-80's sci-fi novel fan, it felt like a revelation. Due to too much work though, I didn't really go far but this will change. Two things I'd like added is a more interesting storyline to give a real sense of purpose besides exploring (maybe possible) and also alien civilizations in the form of towns or even megacities. Don't care about interactivity there but the vistas alone would be a marvel. I don't think it will ever happen though.

    The update makes me think that with some further modifications (dropping quality) it would be easily converted to PSVR mode. If that happens, it will be a VR seller for me. Controversy aside, a VR addition would be a dream come true.
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  • PS4 just had its best three months ever

  • madjim 02/02/2017

    @Nodka
    Everybody seems to forget that Sony has massive success and obviously profits from another division too, the one with the mirrorless cameras and indie-level camcorders (like the FS5). I think they've lost Hollywood to Alexa and RED but still in the aforementioned categories, they simply rule and sell.
    Reply -1
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review

  • madjim 23/01/2017

    This looks like it can boost PSVR sales. I want to have one now. I have a question though. Every reviewer seems to have played the VR version using the PSPro console and as expected, graphics take a hit, atlhough it's still hugely immersive stuff. If this happens on the Pro, can somebody let us know what happens with the original PS4 and VR combined? Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 15 is a decent attempt at an impossible job

  • madjim 14/12/2016

    I will admit I never played FFI-VI being a home computer gamer until PS1, but in terms of story, setting and characters, I think that the 7th game remains unmatched with IX coming pretty close. I hugely enjoyed every entry in the series, even the controversial XIII and sequels, but VII is for me hands-down the best game I've ever played. So the "every three" theory doesn't work too much for me. Reply 0
  • The Last Guardian review

  • madjim 05/12/2016

    Damn... Now I have to buy this one too. But seriously, really happy that such a controversial game (in terms of development time) turns out to be another classic for Team Ico. Reply +14
  • The Last of Us: Part 2 announced, Ellie and Joel to return

  • madjim 03/12/2016

    I really believe that Naughty Dog will do their best to make a sequel worthy of the original. For the moment I can safely say that this was one of the best video game trailers I've ever seen. Reply +10
  • Dreamfall Chapters gets PS4, Xbox One release date

  • madjim 02/12/2016

    I have a monster PC but I never play games on it, I use it excusively for work, but being a huge fan of the previous two games, I was ready to Steam it and make an exception. But now that there is a release date for the PS4, it's day one for me. Reply 0
  • The ultimate Final Fantasy 15 collector's item will cost you almost Ł375,000

  • madjim 11/11/2016

    The Audi R8 Star of Lucis looks a little bit classier than that, though, even if it doesn't come bundled with a copy of Final Fantasy 15.

    Pre-order cancelled.
    Reply +5
  • Digital Foundry vs Shadow of the Beast on PS4

  • madjim 18/05/2016

    Everyone talks about the difficulty of the original, yet those were times when most games were hard, especially compared to today's standards. SOTB was just a bit more difficult than most of the games back then. I recall completing it after investing a lot of time to it, but it was more like learning the very specific enemy patterns. The second one though, was really really tough. Reply +1
  • Someone's trying to fund Life is Strange 2 via Kickstarter

  • madjim 04/04/2016

    When I am thinking that there are people who believe that can make such a game or buy the IP for 20K, I really lose all hope for the species. Reply +32
  • Final Fantasy 7 remake is episodic

  • madjim 07/12/2015

    I am one of those persons who gave one month of their lives back then when the original was released, just to play it. I got literally lost for society. Although I never repeated such a massive dedication to any other FF, I still played all the games of the series frantically until completion (yes, even XIII). By giving me a FF (and especially THAT FF) in the form of episodes, totally breaks what FF means to me. I simply can't and won't play that game until it's out in its entirety. Which is a shame, because I have a feeling that it will take far more than a year from Episode One release for this to happen. Reply -5
  • Former Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis quits as finance minister of Greece

  • madjim 06/07/2015

    @pariskaplanis
    You're right. The propaganda by TV last week, led by businessmen with ties to the previous governments, would make Nazi Germany or Stalin regime proud. I believe that most Greeks, regardless of political views would love to see them all behind bars for extreme use of false propaganda and made-up news.
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  • madjim 06/07/2015

    Here we go again... Dear fellow Europeans... The money your countries gave for all this mess, they didn't go to Greeks. I know that because we didn't receive any. On the contrary, because EU decided that they should save the Greek banks (which banks were economically tied to the French and German ones), they gave a serious number of billions (almost 100) and transferred the banks' debts to the Greek state. It's not a theory, international press nowadays is writing about those facts.

    As for Varoufakis, say what you want. If it wasn't for him, IMF and the ECB would still hide the fact that the Greek debt is not viable. Instead, he managed to make them admit that this is indeed the case and that the whole thing was from the beginning a serious mismanagement on their side.
    Reply +8
  • Apple is removing games with the Confederate flag from the App Store

  • madjim 26/06/2015

    How about banning the Cross? I hear that during the middle ages, serious shit happened because of it. Reply +9
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • madjim 16/06/2015

    Still my favorite game ever. It was the reason for disappearing from proper real-life activities for weeks. I thought I didn't want to play it again, that I'd prefer to keep the memory, but after I saw the video, I can't resist anymore. Please Square Enix, don't fuck this up! Reply 0
  • P.T. no longer available for re-download in the US

  • madjim 06/05/2015

    If I was a company that had released a playable teaser that has reached legendary status (even more than some really great games), and watched the fan response to the takedown, I'd do anything to get it back on track for a full release. Why Konami lets this one go instead of doing everything possible to release it (I believe Kojima wouldn't mind working on it as external associate if the money and creative freedom were dealt with) is beyond me, really. Reply +2
  • Dark Souls 2 patch will fix weapon degradation bug

  • madjim 17/04/2015

    How the coders managed to link weapon degradation with frame rate is really beyond my thinking abilities. Reply +22
  • The new Shadow of the Beast is one man's dream come true

  • madjim 16/04/2015

    Psygnosis was famous at that time for doing two things properly: Amazing graphics on the Amiga and high difficulty levels. Although it was told that the games lacked in gameplay (until Lemmings arrived), I always loved their games regarding gameplay.
    First time I saw SOTB, it was connected to a hi-end stereo system. The first notes of the flute were hair-raising. After that, the graphics were incredible. But I never thought that the game was extremely difficult. Yes, it was hard but it was based on learning enemy patterns.
    Being a gamer at times when everything was harder than all games today (except From Software stuff), it just seemed like "just above medium difficult". The sequel, that was really hard.
    Anyway, I will get this, no matter what. And like many others, I want to see more Psygnosis remakes. Does anyone remember Infestation? With the astronaut on the moon trying to eliminate alien eggs? That was hard too!
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  • 9 minutes of gorgeous Trine 3 gameplay footage

  • madjim 10/04/2015

    Going into full 3d movement was the next logical step. I loved Trine 2 and will surely go for this one. Reply +17
  • Silent Hills/P.T. page removes Kojima Productions' logo

  • madjim 01/04/2015

    @leeroye

    https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gr/games/pt-demo/cid=EP4511-CUSA01114_00-PPPPPPPPTTTTTTTT
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  • Hideo Kojima's name removed from Metal Gear Solid 5 branding

  • madjim 19/03/2015

    It would be really bad for the franchise if Konami continues developing new MGS games without Kojima. Love it or hate it, this series' concepts and ideas are tied so strongly to Kojima that it will take a miracle for someone to continue making those games properly without him.

    At least Phantom Pain is almost ready, this will not harm its release (I suppose). But what concerns me is the Silent Hills game. After the incredible P.T. it was definitely my most "wanted" PS4 game.
    Reply +4
  • Square Enix teases an unannounced console JRPG for fiscal 2015

  • madjim 18/03/2015

    If it is FFXII, count me in. It's the only FF since VII (MMO versions not included) that I never played for technical reasons (namely no PS2 when it was released), and I'd buy it first-day, especially if it is of the quality of FFX remaster. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • madjim 10/02/2015

    Bold decision and also the right one. I am really impressed! Reply -2
  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • madjim 29/01/2015

    An amazing month. I don't have any of these games! Reply +10
  • Valve's economist is the new finance minister of Greece

  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @BouFushidara

    Thanks! :) But there is no reason to go crazy. Maybe we are not (as Greeks) 100% responsible for the debt but we definitely are responsible if people see us as lazy bastards. It's not the right picture but I understand why this happens. But this is a loooong discussion.
    My opinion on this is, that we can only judge individuals (and most of the time in a subjective manner).
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  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    I've got that feeling that "games unite us, politics divide us". This is why I prefer games.
    In all seriousness, I don't know what will happen. Maybe everything will go to shit, maybe some kind of deal will happen that will keep everybody happy. Me, I have travelled a lot and love every culture I meet. But it's clear that while this site has the best subscribers by far, united by games, everything goes down when we talk of politics.
    Reply +2
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @dogmanstaruk

    I can't disagree. Anyone who knows me in person, also knows my strong opinions on corruption in this country. But in the same way you can't say that all 1940's Germany were Nazis or Russians during Stalin's regime were hardcore fans of the gulags and mass murderers, you can't blame 10 million for this.
    Of course you'll say "but here it's a democracy, you can vote" etc and I will say that Hitler was also risen through democracy. Does this make all German Nazis? Of course not.
    Reply +6
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    If you are German and being a bit sensitive about Hitler I understand and I am sorry. I have no problem taking the reference back if you can understand that 10 million people can't be held accountable for all this mess. You can't just put a label there and say you found the root of all evil.

    Since this is a gaming site, let me give you a proper example. Assassin's Creed Unity. Ubisoft promised what they promised. Gaming sites reviewed it and for some reason (an obvious one) they "forgot" to mention the programming mess that was the game. So, millions buy it and discover that it's bugfest. Do you blame the consumers, the gaming sites or Ubisoft?
    Reply +4
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    I will insist on the Hitler reference. Because you are not able (or don't want) to see that the governments fucked up by telling entirely different things to the voters than the things they finally did. And one more point that proves that you really don't have a clue about what's happening here, is that the majority of people don't want to get a freebie from the loaners. If they did, Syriza would have 100% in the elections. But of course it's evident that you are a best economist than Varoufakis. Maybe you should apply for his position at Valve.
    Reply +5
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @BiscuitPowered

    I won't tell you're wrong in this. You're right. I was one of those who said back then "what the fuck people"?

    But here is this. If the media convince you that economy grows, banks give money, salaries are good, why not buy a good car? The media actually TOLD us to do just that. Personally, I never fell for that propaganda. But can we really blame all those people for all the lies they've been told? And I want to say again, that all those people who bought all those things, were really working, they didn't just received a cheque in their mailbox.
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  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    Your statements showing the Greeks as of bad character are totally racist. And I am sorry if you are offended, that the first person that comes to most minds regarding negative judgement of a whole country is Hitler.

    Ok, Jews didn't have a nation back then but you got my point.

    Also, we as Greek citizens never took any loans. You know, it's not like one day loans came to us and we stopped working and were partying all day.
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  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    This is the most pathetic opinion about a whole country I've heard since Hitler said Jews were the Evil Ones.
    Reply +3
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Dismiss
    Agree to all. Public sector is sick, you only need one week around to become a hater on its existence. To tell the truth, I was waiting from the previous -far right- government to do something about it. Still, they just dismissed random people from the public sector, without evaluating who is useful and capable. I would go as as far as to think that they didn't touch the people THEY put there, but let's not be too negative.
    The only thing that I disagree with the new government is that of the public sector, UNLESS they do the necessary reforms so that those people can be useful to the way the public sector works. Much like Sweden, almost the same analogy but there their system is vastly superior.
    But regardless of the economics, this is the only party in Greece that give hope to same-sex couples, to refugees, to the freedom of religion. This is a country of two faces, one with the wild parties in Mykonos and the other with a medieval sense of what's right or wrong (according to God). I'd say that those guys (the new government) deserve a chance.
    Reply +2
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @addman

    Tax for TV? Check!
    Inheritance tax? Check.
    Road tax? Check
    Car tax? Check

    I was writing before only regarding the taxes for the freelancers. Those are extra and count for everyone. So,
    the taxes are more or less the same. The difference is (and I found my away around Scandinavia to know for sure) that your salaries are much bigger and the countries work great. I always consider Scandinavian countries as the model countries in social care etc. So yes, you pay taxes and the taxes build a good society. Here we pay taxes for fuck all.
    Reply +5
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @MSandt
    Look, I actually don't disagree with what you're saying here. Also, this is not a communist regime now. Nobody says no to people who make money, no matter how much. I like making money too, nobody blames the businessmen.

    But here is what I want to make clear. There is a shadow government built by those -top- guys right after the WWII. It's not a conspiracy theory. The crime of those people is not that they have money but they have evaded BILLIONS of taxes over the years. And regarding people taking tax revenue out, let me clarify. During the stock exchange market crash of 1999, they didn't just take the money abroad, as any sane person would do. They CAUSED the crash deliberately in cooperation with people inside the government. It's a very complex issue, that keeps for years. My point is, that we're not talking about just tax evaders, but people who caused this when the market was at its peak.

    Other than that, I will have to agree. Government's lack of capability and too much corruption, combined with the stupid and/or uneducated voters caused this. But let's just stop talking about lazy Greeks. Everybody I know (and still is employed) works their asses off to have a life. It's just not fair.
    Reply +14
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @gr8effect "I'd suggest thinking twice before rushing to declare Greeks as lazy bastards"

    Exactly. It's funny that there is a strong reaction if somebody talks against women or Jews (and don't get me wrong, I agree with the reaction) but labelling a whole country as lazy is actually ok.
    Reply +11
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @MSandt
    Because you seem to don't know very much and probably learn about Greece on the mainstream media, let me tell you that a dozen of those guys (the big ones) during an economy scandal fifteen years ago, took dozens of billions (and I am talking in Euros, not the old drachmas) out of the country? And did you also know that nobody ever got into trial and jail? No, you don't.
    Yes, the govermnent was corrupted, and the people have their right to vote. I am one of the first that was shouting about the stupidity of the average voter. But you know, it's like spoiling a little kid. You can't blame 100% the voters (but you still can blame them and rightfully so) for believing amazing lies.
    As for the regulations on big companies, yes, I agree with you, it's a bureaucratic mess. Still, the majority of Greeks are not corrupted civil servants. They work on the private sector or doing freelancing. We didn't ask for this. I was paying every last cent of my taxes only to be accused of stealing and now having to pay.
    Please, get better information.
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  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @riceNpea

    Yes, with most of them being hidden by the people I described in my next post.
    Reply +3
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    And before the question is asked, let me tell you what the governments make us pay during the last five years.
    I am doing a certain freelancer job, and I have to pay

    -23% VAT
    -26% tax in any income over 1 Euro (yes, you read correctly)
    -400 Euros a year because I am a freelancer
    -The most expensive medical/pension fees in Europe (over 3500 Euros a year)
    -50% taxes in advance for the next year (based on what my current income is)

    As for the prices in pensions and salaries, you don't want me to go there.

    And all this because they didn't want to harm their friends, mega-businessmen and tycoons who owe billions (officially). And nobody was touched of all these who were in the infamous Lagarde list. Because some of them were in the government too.

    This is the truth about Greece. Saying that there is corruption, I agree 100%. But saying that we have to pay extreme taxes because they fucked up, no, I won't.
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  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @riceNpea
    "until the Greeks start taking paying taxes seriously"

    With that sentence it becomes clear that you have no clue about what happens with Greeks and taxes the last few years.
    Reply +7
  • Ubisoft reveals experimental PC platformer Grow Home

  • madjim 23/01/2015

    Despite all the negativity around Ubisoft (and with the AC:Unity mess, they deserved so), I think I still like this company. Not necessarily for the AAA games (which I reallylike) but mostly for daring to give us games like Valiant Hearts, one of the best games of recent years (my personal opinion). Unfortunately I only play on consoles but if this game is of this or of Child Of Light quality, I'd really buy it as soon as it hits the consoles (hoping it will). Reply +1
  • So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

  • madjim 22/01/2015

    Enough with those previews. Give me a release date and take my money. Reply -3
  • Patrice Désilets is making a "third-person historical-action-survival game"

  • madjim 19/12/2014

    ACII was a masterpiece of game design. Whatever this guy is up to, count me in. Reply +12