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  • Crytek's multiplayer swamp horror Hunt: Showdown starts its closed alpha this month

  • makeamazing 20/01/2018

    Looks pretty good and dare i say it would have made quite a nice single player game/open world concept, graphically looks lovely... nice style. But I do wonder if the market currently can take any more mp games... Reply 0
  • Penis-based party game Genital Jousting leaves Early Access, gains a story mode

  • makeamazing 19/01/2018

    Not my cup of tea.

    I do wonder why this is considered acceptable content but a picture of a farting penis on a wall in an office is frowned upon...
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  • Assassin's Creed Origins patch lands tomorrow, adds new quest and map regions

  • makeamazing 15/01/2018

    @DanForinton Yeah the backlog just seems to get bigger and time to play gets smaller and smaller. Reply +1
  • David Cage and Quantic Dream "shocked" by allegations of unhealthy studio culture

  • makeamazing 15/01/2018

    Yea no you need to be a little less sensitive and try to look at this a bit more maturely buddy.
    You are the one who needs to grow up chap. Just go re-read what you've written.

    If you could be bothered to read I said that as journalists EG should not be making tenuous links to the story. If you think just because 83% of the staff are male that all staff are sexist, racist pigs without any evidence or knowledge of the team, then you are an idiot quite frankly.

    You sound like a white American: "The last three times I got a ticket the officer was so nice, I'm sure its just a few bad officers who went and shot, strangled, beat up those Black folk."
    @MuggyTee I am not an American.... but regardless not sure of your point except your casual racism, generalisation and sweeping statements. So good job.
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  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    That doesn't make sense - there's a difference between modelling a character's 'bits' and having a blank skin texture that doesn't graphically display anything extreme
    @Syrette You'd be surprised by what Artists want to model. Seriously thats why they are called artists. You tell them you just need a basic object, and they'll get you a model with every little detail. Thats what they do, because they dont want to do a basic job they want to do it properly... its a sense of pride but also skill. You may or may not agree (im not sure i do), but thats what they will do when doing models. Crikey if you've ever been in a studio there are props artists have showing naked people and where their muscles, bones, bodily features..

    Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see why the former would be needed other than for a sex scene or something (something I have no problem being in games as long as it is done naturally a la The Witcher).
    Hah come on, The witcher isnt done naturally, they have sex on a stuffed unicorn. Cant see how people can complain about a naked shower scene but say that a naked sex scene on a unicorn is
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  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    The actress didn't consent to a body scan.
    @MattEvansC3 If i was being made into a model for a game, I wouldnt consent to a full body "naked" scan either. Not sure of your point. Seems perfectly reasonable, just like an actor can refuse to do a naked scene or get a body double.

    She didnt want her real body to be represented in a computer game. That doesnt mean they shouldnt model her in game. Now if she was unaware of the shower scene, I think thats perfectly reasonable that they should have got that permission.

    It's not a case of being evil but this is a company that put resources into creating a detailed image of what their actress would look like naked for no reason linked to the production of the game.
    Because they wanted to have a naked shower scene? If thats what they want in a game and they have a reason for it, whats the problem?

    You could ask the question why do we need naked sex scenes in movies (I dont particular care for them myself)... but as DC keeps saying he's a director and you are playing a game where part of the thing is to be the character/voyeurism element to it (putting you in the characters shoes) ... then it makes sense... Now Ellen page didnt like it, no argument from me here, but has no relation to the story that is being presented at this time. People are stretching the complaints to fit other instances, the very issue is that isnt particularly journalistic imho.

    As for QD refusing to go to arbitration, its amazing how defensive people become where their vision is questioned (think about people you work with, sure its happened to you). This is not unusual in any circumstances. I dont know why people single out games. Perhaps DC is one of those people who is unwilling to compromise their vision. Just like the many film directors who have fallen fowl of this over the years... its certainly not unusual. AGAIN all i am saying is that people should be reporting the facts in this (the inappropriate images and the complaints by a few people), not trying to make up their own conclusions based on their limited knowledge of the people/situations involved.
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  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    If you decide to read it that way, sure. There might have been technical reasons to model her whole body though, to do animations or what-not, I don't know. And an artist might have wanted to get it right, again, I don't know.
    @masteratt It's very common in making games to model a 3d Model naked. This is because if you decide to change clothing, for a particular scene etc then having modeled in undergarments can be a massive headache technically. One downside to this is that its then possible for people to hack the models. But yes technically there is a reason for it. In David Cages reason was that he wanted a naked shower scene i guess, so creating a model with undergarments wouldn't have worked out so well.

    As i said previously the whole naked model thing is a bit of a misdirection to the real story imho.

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  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    It is though, in the total disrespect for her boundaries and bodily autonomy, one more example establishing a pattern in the culture and behaviour of the studio.
    @MrTomFTW Thats a little bit of a stretch though, we dont know what contract she signed or if they set out all of the scenes she'd be involved in, how aware she was of how they would use her head model... I dont think its cut and dry. She obviously wasnt happy about it, and they probably wanted to do the scene (it's not the first time they did a naked shower scene). But at which stage did she know, who knows, I dont think we can use that as evidence. Come on this is a gaming website which has journalists, we shouldnt be stretching for stuff.

    There is certainly an element of voyeurism in DC games, that's part of the gameplay element. Some people dont mind it, some people dont like it.

    In terms of the 83%, to me that has nothing to do with the farting penis. They are two separate things. 83% male means nothing. The farting penis is not acceptable business imagery regardless of any %. The two are not linked. Lets just report the facts as they are and not try to make tenuous links is what I am trying to get to the point of.
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  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    @MrTomFTW Not convinced that the legal action is anything but the actress not wanting to appear naked as a 3d model in game (and I'm not surprised - she doesnt do acting with naked scenes why would she want to in a game). Dont think that hardly equates to them being evil.

    The images on the other hand certainly dont show them in a good light if this is the type of thing sent around (dont you think you should put a warning on that link prior to the link....
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  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    @pelican_ I dont think it would. I think there are of course a loud minority on the internet, but i dont think its as bad as the Film/TV industry which has gone to the extreme other side and any suggestion they basically remove them from work and stop working with them. The old proven innocent until guilty has well and truly gone out the window, but i dont think it'll impact the game. Reply +4
  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    I’m not saying there’s nothing here, but I do tend to mistrust stories perpetuated by a small group of disgruntled employees that suddenly gets swept up by the media and paints a much worse picture than the reality. Take all of this with a grain of salt.
    @IamUrple Totally agree on that. It's very easy for one or two people to use stories about their time in a company and make it sound worse than it is.

    And totally agree that it's the HR department that needs to step up here if the images/drawings are real. That should be stopped as soon as it happens and usually poor management and poor HR are to blame for that.

    What I dont particularly like in this article is that it mentions a % of staff as male comes across as a negative. Like oh its 83% male that means they have to be a bunch of bastards. I've worked in a number of companies where % of male is high, and none of them have been a problem... Of course there are always one or two idiots that are incapable of sensible thoughts or actions... but isn't that all companies?

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  • New UK studio from makers of Driveclub, MotorStorm

  • makeamazing 15/01/2018

    @samharper I think when driveclub got into trouble and delayed, they made some people redundant and over time some people left. So yes the actual studio and the current staff at that time went over to codemasters, but I guess some left before/after who had worked on driveclub,. Reply +1
  • A voice from the past

  • makeamazing 14/01/2018

    Fantastic article Ian.

    I do feel disappointed in myself sometimes when I look back at all the great stuff that I would love now that I discarded and sold. Some of it I've been able to get again, but those memories as you get older are something you do tend to think about.
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  • Paladins is getting a Battlegrounds-inspired mode and it is named Paladins: Battlegrounds

  • makeamazing 04/01/2018

    Pitch idea: Bandwagon Battlegrounds - 100 game devs get on the back of an actual bandwagon and fight it out until the bandwagon collapses under its own weight.
    @MadJack1812 Oh don't worry the steam/indie dev's will be rushing to make games with battlegrounds in the title.
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  • The 50 most exciting games of 2018

  • makeamazing 02/01/2018

    God of War
    Days gone
    Farcry 5
    Kingdom Come
    Shadow of the Colossus

    Gah my wallet is going to die this year :(

    Seriously cant see how anyone can say 2017 is better than this, and theres so many missing.... its really going to be the best year in gaming for a long time.

    Note: I do not see LOU2 releasing this year.
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  • makeamazing 02/01/2018

    Tons of great games. Should we be expecting a new Dead Island this year, its been a while since it went to Sumo, they must have something to show soon. Reply +2
  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017

  • makeamazing 01/01/2018

    Safe doesn't necessarily mean bad
    @MrTomFTW Considering the position of a number of Japanese "niche" titles and titles that EG didn't even recommend, how can you call that safe? The list has quite a few flops on there... it even has a VR title, which you guys found none in 2017 that would get into the top 50 is laughable.

    Surely safe would be titles that get recommended/essential and titles that are from EG's readers western tastes.

    It's EG that played it safe, I mean putting MP games... that have high youtube viewerships... come on thats safe. You guys hardly ever cover non safe AAA titles.

    That's the real worth of opinion polls from a smaller group
    Lol polls have never worked like that.. . It doesn't help that it seems that you guys don't actually play that many games. Now if you did I would say perhaps that would more useful, a smaller sample of people who play lots of games over a wide genre now that is worth it.

    On another note the problem with Mass Effect, wasn't that it was in the top 50, it was that it was higher than lots of games that were critically better... Even EG's reviews and text of said games slated them, thats what people were moaning about.
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  • makeamazing 01/01/2018

    Looks like the readers did a much better job of this than EG... good job guys, good list and a good mix and some great games in the top 10 as it should be. Reply +5
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

  • makeamazing 28/12/2017

    @night_swim I havent used reviews from this site as an indication of what I like or want in quite a few years.

    This isn't just EG but many gaming sites are just not hitting the right notes these days. They do very few reviews and when they do it seems opposite to what the majority are saying (which doesn't bode well for trying to tell your audience what they will or won't like)

    The highlight of EG these days are digital foundry team who do a lot of good in terms of performance analysis and technical specs and Ian Higton who does try and cover a large amount of games/streaming, but the rest of the site is pretty poor click bait stuff on the whole.

    I know they need to make money but its all about the big successful games.... everything else is lucky to get a look in. They are also quite slow with the news compared to many other sites these days. Lets hope they do a better job in 2018...otherwise it might be time to look elsewhere for game related stuff (says something when VGchartz and resetera are coming up with more gaming related stuff than EG).
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  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

  • makeamazing 27/12/2017

    @sloth09 Nah, Horizon had it's faults, it was sometimes generic, but overall if you stick with it... its a nice game.

    Certainly a 7-8/10 game.

    I know reviews are meant to be 1 persons opinion but that is such an old outdated way of reviewing games. Crikey even Crash magazine from the 80's did it better.

    Of course some people won't like it, but what you are looking for is what type of person would like it, why they would like it, and what average it should get.
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  • makeamazing 27/12/2017

    To be fair I'm still smarting from Mafia 1/2's 4/10's on EG all those years ago :D ... so at least I understand that I am not the type of gamer that EG is aiming for. Reply +2
  • PUBG launch day celebrations include a free in-game Chicken Dinner t-shirt

  • makeamazing 21/12/2017

    Define low spec honestly.
    @serbaekin Ah ok, thats interesting.

    My Mac is an i5-4670 3.4 Ghz, 32GB Ram. Graphics card is a GTX 780M (which could be the problem).
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  • makeamazing 21/12/2017

    You know how we all joked about some of the biggest games companies only focusing on franchises or big successful titles, looks like EG do the same these days :D

    I know it takes some effort to review/cover other titles but unless its a successful title like Destiny, AAA or famous indie, seems everything else gets ignored. I know the ad clicks are probably not as useful or insignificant..... ah ok now I get it. sorry... Continue as normal.

    In terms of the game, spent a lot this xmas and only have a Mac running windows, so not sure it will run very good, anyone running on a low spec machine?
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  • Dying Light's year of free DLC continues with the Gun Silencer

  • makeamazing 19/12/2017

    Dying Light launched in January 2017, so nearly three years ago now,
    Wow Time flies...

    Really enjoyed this game, but hated the fact they added some trophies down the line that were impossible (for me) to get, badly balanced ones, especially after spending so long in getting 100% and a platiunum. Really hating companies starting to punish us trophy hunters (just like the ones added to Horizon hero dawn where I have to play the game again after already spending 60 hours playing it).

    Anyway, probably boot this back up and play some co-op, was a lot of fun. Isnt it about time for a new one now?
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  • Jelly Deals: Super Nintendo Classic Edition back in stock

  • makeamazing 18/12/2017

    I was thinking about getting one and then the RRP went up when they decided to make more of them, now I just think I'll wait and see if the price goes down again. I'm not totally against these units but i think there is an element of over pricing which is a bit of a shame. Reply +1
  • No, 2018's Battlefield game isn't Bad Company 3

  • makeamazing 15/12/2017

    We've contacted EA for comment.
    Whats the point, they wont tell you anything. Seems like a waste of time.
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  • The new trailer for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is sci-fi craziness at its best

  • makeamazing 15/12/2017

    @Hirox Not dismissing indies at all, but I do love AAA games and they have been getting a bit stale of late. Horizon zero dawn was great fun though and so was Yakuza, so all is not lost, but too many AAA games lacking spark recently. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 08/12/2017

    I loved it, no idea whats going on, but you know what, this is exactly what the industry needs right now, something different, something bat shit crazy. Getting a bit sick of some of the big AAA companies just doing franchises year on out. Reply +1
  • Sony resurrects MediEvil for PS4

  • makeamazing 09/12/2017

    @sid-6581 Thats my take on it, would rather have remasters than backwards compatibility. Games havent aged that well in most cases from Ps1/Ps2 era, give me the same game with improved textures, performance and redone controls and its a much better proposition. Reply -4
  • Sea of Thieves just got a release date

  • makeamazing 08/12/2017

    20th of March, gah, thats around the time when lots of big releases are coming, Farcry and god of war... hope it does well. Reply 0
  • The story behind Concrete Genie, PlayStation's next wistful wonder

  • makeamazing 24/11/2017

    One of the more pleasant surprises during an occasionally bleak Sony conference
    Oh god you guys still pushing that agenda eh.

    Game did look cool though.
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  • Black Friday deals for Thursday 23rd November

  • makeamazing 23/11/2017

    Got a ps4 pro, white one, so happy with that. fantastic deals at Argos, two games and console 300. Reply 0
  • Gran Turismo Sport's first big update introduces a more traditional single player campaign

  • makeamazing 22/11/2017

    With some offline stuff I may now put it on my consider list. Trying to stay away from online only games these days, have such a massive backlog, I don't want to waste the money on something I might play in 2 years time to find servers are off.

    Yes I know why buy stuff so quickly if I am not going to play it... yes I know I am addicted to games (not games with loot boxes though :D
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  • Jelly Deals roundup: PSVR for Ł250, Wolfenstein 2, PS4 Pro bundles and more

  • makeamazing 18/11/2017

    Great time to bulk up my backlog with games that I wouldn't have purchased but don't mind giving a go. Reply +1
  • EA has switched off Star Wars Battlefront 2's microtransactions

  • makeamazing 17/11/2017

    True say! And all credit to Eurogamer for not letting it go I think.
    @thepiedpiper To be fair, they havent really done much except report news of the incident, you should be thanking the youtubers (angry joe, jim sterling), and more direct sites like PCWorld who had a fantastic review of Need for Speed. EG has played the middle ground abit imho. While some of these people who dont get ad revenue have been more to the point, loot boxes in a full priced game are shit and should reflect the score... i.e Avoid.
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  • makeamazing 17/11/2017

    Fantastic, though why do I feel this is just another misdirection until the issue goes away and they just add it back in, didnt Forza or something only introduce it after launch so that it wouldnt get so much crap from gamers.

    Someone needs to start the same storm with Need for Speed.
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  • Destiny 2 PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements coming next month

  • makeamazing 10/11/2017

    That 40% processing advantage of the X is a much deeper gulf than the existed between the PS4 nd the orginal Xbox One
    @GreatnessAwaits - no I believe the gap between the original PS4 and XBO was approx 35-40% (thats how bad the original xbox one was, it improved with the S due to a slight uptick in processor speed).
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  • makeamazing 10/11/2017

    Yup. Sony will slap that big fat 4K sticker on this, but it won't even be close to hitting the mark most of the time.
    @GreatnessAwaits You do know that some X1X titles are also running adaptive right... before you get all uppity about it.
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  • Halo 5: Xbox One X's most impressive 4K upgrade?

  • makeamazing 10/11/2017

    Looks sharper, much better resolution and stable framerate, but did we not expect that considering how poor the XBO was, but wow that video was terrible... what was with the BIG TEXT... I normally like DF but that was a little over the top.

    Still got a low shadow pop in and close visible rendering circle, and z fighting.
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  • Sony's Paris press conference suggests we need a new way to show difficult games

  • makeamazing 31/10/2017

    Another depressingly negative article from EG. I do wish there was a gaming site out there that was more positive about the industry, rather than just trying to bring it down all the time.

    Asking for tonal level from a company that makes a wide range of games is a strange request especially as this is no different from other events. I enjoyed the show and enjoyed the trailers.

    The only thing I do agree on is they should at least put age ratings at the start of any videos that weren't age appropriate.
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  • David Cage on Detroit and its depiction of domestic violence

  • makeamazing 31/10/2017

    What it seems like people is giving him a pass when he chose to lead with this demo
    @Machiavellian but why can he not lead with this demo, its not like this is the first demo they've shown. Personally for me it got the message across perfectly well of what the game is trying to do. It's got AI at the front, but its actually more about the human condition and how we treat each other (what most AI/robot stories are about).

    He doesn't need to show confidence that he can handle the subject matter, that's the point I'm making. He is a creator who wants to deal with human stories. He doesn't need to prove he can handle the writing at all, once its made, we'll all judge it and make that decision if its any good, but that still doesn't mean he shouldn't do it regardless of how good a writer people think he is. If anyone on EG wanted to write about this in a game, they are perfectly ok to do so.

    Some gaming sites (polygon for ages), wanted to be the moral compass of gaming, seems certain elements of EG want to do the same now and again. But sure they'll do a few play through videos on youtube when its released for that click ad cash.

    You may find once its released its totally rubbish writing, I might think its the best game ever. That's what makes humans different, we all find different things good or bad. But to stifle that with a couple of articles today about how Sony shouldn't be doing it, isn't helpful at all.

    A good interviewer goes in and gets the person on board and gets them to explain why they did something (no being judgemental), not ask combative questions and putting people on the back foot. Funny that gaming sites want positive gaming and do the opposite.

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  • makeamazing 31/10/2017

    You are assuming that Cage cover this content in a meaningful way but it could just be hit piece within the story to invoke emotion but nothing more.
    @Machiavellian I'm not assuming anything, what I am saying is that he as an artist/creator is perfectly allowed/acceptable for him to cover subject matters that any other medium can do with a free pass.

    We'll see once its released if he's told it well. For me and many others his story telling in Heavy Rain was pretty good, could of it been better, sure (but so could the writing in thousands of books and movies). He still made an interesting and thought provoking game.

    This current don't want adult themes in games (which ironically one site writes and others follow - click bait much?) is getting silly.
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  • makeamazing 31/10/2017

    The gaming press really needs to stop attempting to be the guardians of gamers and let their audience drawn their own conclusions
    @Sephiro - absolutely. Sick and tired being told what is acceptable or not, when its perfectly acceptable in other mediums.

    Sometimes these type of articles remind me of the weird attitudes of some people...a guy I used to work with, didn't like the fact that I didn't care about dead islands bikini special edition model (I said it was a little tasteless but didn't care), he was really upset that I didn't care... you know its terrible you should care, until I reminded him of the manga child models he had on his desk showing off their panties.
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  • makeamazing 31/10/2017

    Absolute shocking interview by EG..

    Games made for adults and adults playing games, shame some of the so called gaming press cant grow up.

    The subjects he is trying to cover are adult themes for people who are adults.
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  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review

  • makeamazing 27/10/2017

    What it needs now, I think, is a new lead and possibly even, whisper it, a change of genre.
    No it doesn't need that, its perfectly fine as it is (being great).

    Had enough of reviewers telling publishers that they wanted every game to have Multiplayer, or open world, had many a good game ruined by that push.
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  • Xbox Game Pass can help fund big budget single-player games, Microsoft says

  • makeamazing 27/10/2017

    @christinekuni Yeah its a bizarre positioning, we've got the most powerful console, but forget single player, try out online service for games. Weird. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 27/10/2017

    Games as a service... next up, paying for Loot boxes will help more single player games get made.

    Heres an idea, dont spend $2b on minecraft and dont spend $1b on American football TV rights and you've got a ton of cash to make more games than anyone on the planet.

    See how easy that was.

    To me this just reads as we want you to buy digital or service based games only. All they are doing is reverting to their crappy start of the gen.
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  • You can currently get a Steam Link for 80p

  • makeamazing 21/10/2017

    Try this one secret purchase that has housewives shocked....

    Come on EG you can do better than that, it's not 80p. If I give steam 80p they won't send me the item... so its not 80p.

    Additional costs may be incurred.

    So how do I get the additional costs not to be incurred.... even that line is BS. Additional costs *will* be incurred.
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  • Xbox One X Shadow of War shows profound improvements over PS4 Pro

  • makeamazing 20/10/2017

    Games still got micro transactions though right... so makes no difference. Reply -3
  • The original Mafia is back from digital purgatory and out on GOG

  • makeamazing 20/10/2017

    One of the more embarrassing Eurogamer review scores, that and Mafia 2... totally missed the point.

    Shame about the sound track. Looks like GOG have got more of my money again.
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