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  • Digital Foundry vs Fast Racing Neo

  • markypants 13/12/2015

    This makes me want a WiiU. Reply +13
  • Star Wars Battlefront feels like a return to the GoldenEye era

  • markypants 16/11/2015

    @fabio78 I think you've pretty much nailed it here. I'm the same, 38, consistently put off the other big FPS's because I can't invest the amount of time needed to be competitive or at least enjoy the game to it's fullest. Hard too find something that is easy to pick up, quick to grasp, and appeals to a childhood fantasy of playing within the Star Wars universe. And I know I'm not alone. This game just isn't going to appeal to the hardcore, and that's fine, there are plenty of games that do. However, there is a small amount of accessible MP shooters out there of a high quality, and I think this game is going to fill that gap nicely. Reply +6
  • Fallout 4's fancy pants live-action trailer

  • markypants 16/10/2015

    F**k me, that's a great teaser. Mucho, mucho impressed. Reply +2
  • Star Wars Battlefront won't have dedicated voice chat

  • markypants 14/10/2015

    This makes sense as I can see a lot of excited kids wanting to play this and VC in game just opens the door to some potential issues for EA. I can't remember the last time I used in-game chat vs Party chat anyway, and I assume most of the 'hardcore' that are going to be angry about this, also do the same. Reply +2
  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5 review

  • markypants 05/10/2015

    Dear EA... Please swoop in and announce SKATE 4. Or a SKATE HD release of all three previous games remastered for current consoles/PC. Thanks. Reply 0
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 fails to make impression in UK chart

  • markypants 05/10/2015

    Glad to see the NBA 2K16 love... Regardless of your opinion of the sport, as a representation of a sport in a video game... It's phenomenal. The Spike Lee addition this year actually gets in the way, but get beyond that and this game sets the bar in regards to sport in video games. Reply +4
  • No server browser for Star Wars Battlefront

  • markypants 02/09/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 Thanks for the reply. Surely none of us know what the final game is going to be like yet? And from all accounts of journo friends of mine that have played it, it's very good with a large focus on it all being very solid upon release. I agree that BF games are good initially to pick up and play, but very quickly the difficulty ramps up, putting off a lot of gamers that don't have hours upon hours to put into the game. I'm in a clan and play BF4 heavily, and I can understand how the game can quickly become difficult for many people and off putting. There is no system that allows you to level up and yet still play people at your own ability level unless you are in private servers and so I can see a matchmaking system that lets you play against players of your skill level not your XP level is a good thing. Reply -1
  • markypants 02/09/2015

    This right here is the reason why computer games companies shouldn't always listen to the vocal minority online. I mean, this game, is going to be the most popular game of the year so far. It just will. I know so many 'non-gamers' that are aware of this game, and lots of part time gamers that are already excited about getting to play an action game in the Star wars universe and will be pushed into buying a console just because of this game.

    And yet, here we are, with a bunch of whiney gamers, once again getting angry over something that just isn't worth getting angry about. This game needs to be ultra accessible, really broad to appeal to the films PG (I'm guessing) audience. Barriers to entry really need to take a back seat to easy and inviting access to young and old gamers. The IP is linked to a franchise that really has not a lot in common with the Battlefield series that everybody seems desperate to compare it to.

    If this game was just a re-skin of a battlefield game, with the same gameplay albeit set in the Star Wars universe, it just wouldn't appeal to the same audience. Because of the way XP progression works, you'd inevitably end up playing against FPS boffins that would make the game un fun for a large portion of the game playing public. I'm hoping that this skill matched system means that it won't be linked to XP and so if you're struggling, then you can maintain a constant rank and play against comparable players. This will keep the broad gaming public happy as they are not being repeatedly lasered in the face by some FPS Nazi sat at home in their Boba Fet pyjamas.

    This is NOT Battlefield. This is NOT Call Of Duty. This is NOT counterstrike. It was NEVER going to be. EVER. It would be mad and stupid business sense to do that with one of the biggest franchises in the world.

    Most likely, Battlefront will just build on this first game and probably push the complexity as it evolves, bringing the broader gaming public along with it.

    Sorry for the essay. I'm looking forward to all the negs.
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  • Madden NFL 16's new trailer is bats*** insane

  • markypants 21/08/2015

    Wayne Mcclammy kicks it out of the ball park again. Love his work. Reply +1
  • Video: Ian plays the Black Ops 3 beta, is rusty

  • markypants 20/08/2015

    It's all a bit Yawn really. It's not that I blame the makers of COD for this, it's just getting to the point where it's the same s**t different day really. It'll sell like hot cakes though, but I'm really not into the setting (personally). When things get too futuristic with weaponry and perks, I just get less interested. I've hit a bit of a FPS wall and waiting for something to come along that will bring me back into the fold. Reply +2
  • Nintendo employee fired after podcast remarks on localisation, fans

  • markypants 14/08/2015

    I think everybody reenforcing that what he did was wrong is kind of a pointless exercise. I'm pretty sure he knows what he did was wrong. What's more worrying here, to me, having been in the place it sounds like he's in. That his world is unravelling in front of him. On a very human level, I feel for this guy and hope he gets the support he needs from friends and family. He sounds broken and having been there, especially as a result of losing a job, everything feels pretty desperate. I found reading his post a really sad experience and I hope he's ok. Reply +4
  • Video: Journey - PS3 vs. PS4 gameplay and graphics comparison

  • markypants 21/07/2015

    I need to play this first... But my eyes viewing it on this Youtube video prefers the PS3? The sand sparkles and there's something that seems to look better on that platform.

    However the 1080p 60FPS may make a huge difference with controller in hand.

    An amazing game.
    Reply +3
  • Outer space is wild in Galak-Z

  • markypants 15/07/2015

    This looks fantastic, but I already know I'll be terrible at it! Love the design and the action seems to really flow beautifully.

    I'm going to be crap... But I'm going to be buying it.
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  • Warcraft movie footage leaks from Comic-Con

  • markypants 15/07/2015

    I have faith in Duncan Jones. This may not have been the most exciting of 'trailers' but it feels more like a selection of scenes to let it breath more than a traditional trailer, to show more of the world.

    I have no experience with the Warcraft world, never played a Warcraft game, so hopefully am able to judge this purely on a cinematic level. And again, I have real faith in Duncan Jones as a filmmaker.

    It looks good to me.
    Reply +5
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 reveals first gameplay trailer

  • markypants 13/07/2015

    Looks bad. Makes me miss the EA SKATE franchise. What's with skateboards on fire and s**t like that?

    I'm not as bothered about graphics it it didn't also look so close to a last gen title.

    Come on EA, I know we are all horrible about you, but how about you kick this game in the dick and give us SKATE 4. You know you want to.
    Reply +5
  • Two Witcher 3 expansions combine to equal roughly The Witcher 2 in length

  • markypants 10/07/2015

    Honestly, this game has reignited my passion for computer gaming. I never played games like this before, never been into the setting or genre, but somehow, it has completely sucked me in and had me living in the world daily since the day I put it in my PS4.

    On top of that, it feels like the developer has continued to support and build on this game and their attention to detail and craftsmanship shine through.

    It's the game I find myself recommending to people who tend to react saying "It's not my 'kind' of game"... It really wasn't "My kind of game" until I played it... And now, it is totally my kind of game. The kind of game that gets me excited for the first time in ages.

    Brilliant game, brilliant developers. Take note industry, this is how it should be done.
    Reply +3
  • The Last Guardian lives! Still directed by Fumito Ueda

  • markypants 16/06/2015

    Wow. Those that have played Ico & Shadow Of The Colossus know the reason for the anticipation for this game. This looks like it will be worth the wait. Gave me goosebumps. Reply +5
  • Watch five minutes of Star Wars Battlefront

  • markypants 15/06/2015

    Very very happy with this. Gameplay looks great, ticks all the boxes as far as fantasy fulfilment in it's environment. I guess none of us will know how it 'plays' until it's in our hands, but I have faith in DICE and they know what they are doing. Reply 0
  • This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

  • markypants 10/06/2015

    I'm going to put this here as I just want to put it somewhere... The Witcher 3 has massively rekindled my love and excitement for computer gaming. I am so deeply within it's grips and genuinely look forward to getting home from work and continuing on my quests. It's everything I could ever want a game to be and more.

    And that's about all I got to say about that.
    Reply +14
  • Is this the new Logitech wheel for PlayStation 4?

  • markypants 09/06/2015

    Still feel a bit burnt by the lack of support for my GT set-up (which I have now sold at a massive loss) so the thought of paying for it all again just doesn't sit right with me. Going to go with Thurstmaster purely out of principle (and because it's had strong reviews). Reply +5
  • The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

  • markypants 28/04/2015

    Pass thanks. If you want 60+ for your game, just ask for it. Stopping stripping shit out and charging for it. Reply +3
  • The Crew time-limited trial launches for PS4, Xbox One

  • markypants 25/03/2015

    I think this is a smart move. I HATED the Beta and was very vocal about how horrendous the cars handled etc etc. Then I got given a free copy of the game and so gave it a go. Next thing I know, I've sunk hours and hours into it, and 100% the game. The thing is, you can't really get a feel for this game in a short play, the cars and handling level up like an RPG and in the end, it is nowhere near the clusterf**k it felt in the beta. Hopefully, by offering up and extended play, people will get that same experience and I think that after two hours, it will all click and people will see what I saw.

    It's not really designed to compete with DriveClub or any of the other racing games as there is so much to do besides racing. I think this 2 hour trial might just be the smartest move I've seen to give people a free taste of what the game is really like and I'd love to know stats as to how successful a move it was for Ubisoft. Feels like it could be a way forward for these kind of games.
    Reply +1
  • Titanfall: One year on

  • markypants 19/03/2015

    Looking forward to it coming to PS4 with the sequel. Reply +6
  • OlliOlli2 skates onto PlayStation 4, Vita next week

  • markypants 25/02/2015

    I'm in. Take my money now. Reply +1
  • That Hunger game: LittleBigPlanet Vita dev's latest sure looks impressive

  • markypants 25/02/2015

    Stunning! Very 'City Of Lost Children' in its aesthetic. Love the small details and the sound design is exquisite too. Bring on a release date. Reply +11
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • markypants 23/02/2015

    Heart breaking. I'm sure things like this happen all the time but are rarely filmed/captured like this. It made me angry anyway. Horrible thing to do to anyone, let alone an obviously young kid.


    Also. Having now read all of these comments. I think everybody needs to separate the argument "He was too young to be playing anyway" from what happened. Whether he is too young or not, it's still a horrible thing to do to anybody. There isn't any excuse really. The kid was naive? Still not an excuse. The kid was cheating? Still not an excuse to delete his data. You can't just excuse away bad social behaviour based on your preconceived ideas around the kids right to have it happen to him due to other circumstances.

    If I walked into an 18 certificate movie in the cinema, and somehow an 11 year old kid was sat in there. It wouldn't give me the right to mug him. And if I did mug him, only complete idiots would excuse it due to him not being old enough to be there anyway. The act, in itself, is just plain wrong. Made worse by the fact that the kid is obviously a kid and so the prick that did this must have known that.
    Reply +1
  • Just Cause 3's new brand of chaos, and its (asynchronous) multiplayer

  • markypants 13/02/2015

    Blah blah blah words words words....But... FREAKIN' BRILLIANT TRAILER! I love it. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • markypants 10/02/2015

    Bravo Eurogamer. This is great news. Hope other sites follow suit. Reply 0
  • So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

  • markypants 22/01/2015

    Now... Now I'm excited. Reply 0
  • Distance introduces real horror to the racing genre

  • markypants 08/01/2015

    Love this. Really. REALLY. Love it. Reply 0
  • DriveClub revisited: is dynamic weather a game-changer?

  • markypants 11/12/2014

    @A_FAN I agree with you on this... However I think the gaming public as a whole, still use review scores as a means of judging a purchase. I'm not saying that The Crew or Need For Speed Rivals are better or worse than Driveclub... But if I was less experienced with the way in which things are changing, I would still use these review scores as a metric. In the past, games released complete and finished, but whether we like it or not we are in an age of day 1 patches and post release free DLC that can radically (or not so radically) change the product. I feel like gaming sites need to be as reactive as this. Reply +2
  • markypants 11/12/2014

    @cz_hedgehog I have a feeling EG may have revised a score once? I'm probably wrong though. Reply +1
  • markypants 11/12/2014

    @Nibbles I hear you. But this feels like an old fashioned way of dealing with this new generation of hybrid games. Reviews could be dated and updated as and when giving the buying public a clearer view of the product in it's current form. Driveclub on release vs now is a very different package. And anybody purchasing today would be getting a disservice by applying the original review score to the game. I just wonder whether it's time to change reviews and be open to updating the score. I've seen it done before (I wish for the life of me I could remember for what) and I think it's a more progressive way of dealing with the review/games journalism industry. Games these days are evolving beyond their release and so should the review scores? No?

    PS - Thanks for the reply.
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  • markypants 11/12/2014

    I honestly think it's only fair for Eurogamer to review Driveclub again, obviously acknowledging that it was broken at launch (which is still inexcusable).

    To see a game that, in my eyes is way more problematic than Driveclub, receive an 8 (The Crew) and Driveclub to still sit with it's 6... Just doesn't seem right. It also doesn't seem a fair representation of the work. It just isn't a 6.

    I usually agree that there is always going to be a differing of opinion on games reviews, but I strongly disagree when the logic isn't there.

    Looking at Driveclub in its current state, I'd like to know whether EG would still give it a 6?
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  • Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

  • markypants 10/12/2014

    I approve this message. Reply +6
  • The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

  • markypants 03/12/2014

    I'm sorry (and I sound like a broken record) but if the handling hasn't been fixed since beta, this is a non starter for me. The world can be as big and as pretty as it wants, but if the car handling model is borked, then how can this be an enjoyable experience? Reply +10
  • "The reality is we're not really interesting"

  • markypants 25/11/2014

    I'm not exaggerating when I say that GTA games have been what has kept me clinging on to my love of computer gaming. I sink more hours into Rockstar games (RDR, GTA specifically) than any other. Their games are 'events' when they are released and they always exceed my expectations. The balance of strong and compelling narrative, with excellent gaming mechanics and multiple ways in which to express myself within a game are what keeps me hooked. I also think the depth of their artwork and the nuanced detail within every inch of their worlds just makes it easy to become lost in the games they produce.

    Loved this article and enjoyed the rare glimpse behind the curtain of Rockstar. Cheers Eurogamer.
    Reply +9
  • Batman: Arkham Knight trailer swoops into Ace Chemicals

  • markypants 24/11/2014

    Holy testicle Tuesday!! This looks fantastic. Reply 0
  • The Crew open beta goes live next week

  • markypants 21/11/2014

    For those saying the bad handling was down to users not tweaking the settings... You're idiots. I shouldn't need to touch the settings for the cars to NOT feel like a boat made out of pudding. Reply 0
  • markypants 20/11/2014

    @Alex_Star Appreciate that... But Watchdogs isn't a driving game. Essentially, that's all The Crew is. Driving is it's key ingredient. Yes, it has a large open world - brilliant. Yes, it is full to the brim with things to do - Nice. But driving the cars is horrible and unexciting. Getting that right should be their priority. What use is an open world racer, if the racing is it's weakest area? I'm not even the harshest of critics usually, but I'm frustrated by The Crew as the potential is huge, but unless the handling is fixed, I think it's in big trouble. Watchdogs, GTA etc have handling issues, but at least you can go shoot somebody in the face or hack a laptop. The Crew feels like a weak driving element of another game. Not the core element of a driving game! Reply +9
  • markypants 20/11/2014

    There was a lot of work to be done on this game post the last beta. I honestly don't think letting even more people realise how terrible the handling model is, is really going to help them get sales. Here's hoping they have spent their time fixing the things that need fixing. No point stress testing net code when the fundamentals still aren't fixed. Reply +3
  • What's the deal with steering wheels for PS4 and Xbox One?

  • markypants 06/11/2014

    Haven't read this but wanted to thank Eurogamer for covering this. It's a real issue that doesn't seem to have been addressed very well by the gaming media. Cheers. M Reply +9
  • Destiny averages 3.2m players every day

  • markypants 13/10/2014

    Well. For a game that reviewed pretty badly, it's the most fun I've had with a game since GTA V. I'm not a FPS nerd, and dip into any game genre that takes my fancy. I think Destiny is a broadly accesible game, lots to do, joy to be found in the repetition, seamless online gameplay... For me, it's exactly what I've been waiting for. I've done more grinding than Nicki Minaj with crabs, but I've enjoyed every second of it. Still keep going back every night.

    I can already tell I'm in for the long haul with this game.
    Reply +2
  • DriveClub review

  • markypants 07/10/2014

    Oh shit... Regretting the PSN pre-order now :-( Reply +5
  • Sony confirms wheels that work with PS4 racer DriveClub

  • markypants 02/10/2014

    ‏I asked Logitech for a comment on what's going on and here was their Twitter response. Interesting huh. One could assume that there is definitely something going on here more than a fucking chip...

    @LogitechG 16h15 hours ago
    @m********n I can't comment on the process, but you can ask them for answers as well.
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  • markypants 01/10/2014

    I agree with @Avatargr Could EG really dig into this as it feels like a really vague situation. Sony really pushed their GT wheel on PS3 and it was a big investment as are the other wheels. They should be bending over backwards to support as many of these as possible and if not, should give us an official reason why. Not all this 'security chip' bollocks. Reply +30
  • markypants 01/10/2014

    I think what smarts a bit is that the Logitech GT wheel that I bought, was really pushed by Sony and quite an investment. I personally feel there is most likely no real reason, other than exclusivity deals, that have stopped Sony from making these old wheels work with the PS4.

    This security chip business feels like a crock of shit, or something that Sony has implemented to crack down on 3rd party peripherals. But, in this instance, this is a peripheral that Sony were pushing and now dropping like a lead weight.

    Unfortunately it's made my decision to purchase Driveclub/Project Cars a tough one as I only play with a wheel and now people know the GT doesn't work with PS4 they are selling for shit money on Ebay and the new force feedback wheel is a couple of hundred spondoolies. I also have a rig for the wheel that I don't know will fit the new wheels anyway.

    Grrrr. Feels like a load of hassle for what could be a relatively easy fix for Sony.
    Reply +33
  • Destiny review

  • markypants 17/09/2014

    Thank god for this review. This is the most level headed breakdown of this game I've read and I'm really not a Destiny fan-boy, just baffled with the sub par scoring I've seen for it. 8/10... So... As good as Halo ;-) Reply +5
  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • markypants 15/09/2014

    I really, really don't understand the 6/10 scores. I'm usually able to understand where they come from, even if I've found something in a game that I seem to like more than others. But Destiny just doesn't feel or play like a 6/10. It feels like a 7 or 8 with the potential to build up to being even better. I never had any expectations in the first place and so don't feel let down by any perceived promises... I just know that compared to other 6's, this just isn't in the same ball park.

    This goes for everybody I know as well, my close friends are all playing and loving it. Feels like a bit of a witch hunt reading some of the reviews, as if everybody is kind of trying to find reasons to score it down.

    Gut instincts are that people are going to look back and realise that this was unfairly scored.

    Reply +6
  • Watch Dogs has shipped over 8 million units

  • markypants 13/07/2014

    Brutally. This game gets slammed for over promising - and possibly, rightly so. There must be a fine line between wanting to give gamers a heads up on an exciting future project (whilst trying to guestimate the final tech it will be played on) and teasing them with something they'll not exactly get.

    I, however, feel that Watch Dogs is going to take this success and bring us an exciting sequel that will put to bed the critisisms of this game. All the potential is there, it just needs to get rid of a lot of repetetive guff that distracts from what should be a strong narrative balanced with a thriving open world.

    There is a lot they have got right though and the fact that a newly launched franchise has been a success is great news.

    I hope Ubi do what they did with AC:2 and now give us the Watch Dogs that we all wanted since that very first glimpse.
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