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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer reveal

  • neems 11/08/2014

    There'll be no positivity here please Mr. Robinson, this is Eurogamer. Reply 0
  • neems 11/08/2014

    How do you tell the teams apart? Nobody's wearing a uniform. Reply 0
  • neems 11/08/2014

    Where you have to support the children of all the NPCs you've killed? Reply 0
  • neems 11/08/2014


    I'd love to see a presentation with hecklers on twitter.
    Reply +1
  • neems 11/08/2014

    Pick 13 takes everything you loved about pick 10, BUT ADDS 3 TO IT. Reply 0
  • neems 11/08/2014

    Forgive my ignorance, but how do I get full screen? Reply 0
  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • neems 04/08/2014

    @riz23 But I already have Entitled Misanthrope Simulator 2013 (bought it in a Steam sale at Christmas); unless there is a major content update I have no interest in yet another yearly update just for the sake of it. Reply +6
  • 50 Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 goes live

  • neems 31/07/2014

    It is fantastic.

    That is all.
    Reply +5
  • These new The Last of Us Remastered screens sure are purdy

  • neems 24/07/2014

    The only way to make a fair comparison with these screenshots would be to have the same screens for the PS3 version, and compare them directly on a big screen television.

    Personally, I highly recommend waiting for high quality video / the game itself to be released, as currently we are all arguing about nothing.
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  • The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

  • neems 17/07/2014

    To digress from this enthralling discussion about televisions just for a second, how about that 'Last of Us : Remastered' eh? Should be good.

    Anyway, as you were.
    Reply -1
  • neems 17/07/2014

    I think this comments thread illustrates quite handily why ND have included the 30fps option. In all honesty it doesn't matter what is best (if that even is a thing), it's all about what your customers perceive to be best.

    You pays your money, you takes your choice.
    Reply +4
  • How about Elite: Dangerous on PS4 and Xbox One?

  • neems 14/07/2014


    You basically start off in a little ship (that you directly control), flying around around the galaxy, trading exploring and fighting. There are bigger and better ships to buy, contraband to smuggle and pirates to get murdered by.

    The current premium beta doesn't have an awful lot of content, but as a proof of concept is very impressive indeed. There are lots of videos on youtube - I recommend this guy if you want a decent idea of the state of the game.
    Reply +3
  • Divinity: Original Sin review

  • neems 10/07/2014


    The user score on metacritic is currently 9.3, versus 8.6 from critics. By all means take issues into account, it's certainly not perfect, but I think you'd have to say that user reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
    Reply +2
  • neems 09/07/2014

    Anybody with even a vaguely half decent pc should get this game and then come join us in the very exciting forum thread. Reply +2
  • Shadow Warrior out on PS4, Xbox One this autumn

  • neems 09/07/2014

    I played through the whole game with an Xbox controller, no problems at all. It's more melee than shooting anyway. Reply 0
  • Transformers Universe open beta begins tomorrow

  • neems 03/07/2014

    Operators are standing by... Reply +2
  • Divinity: Original Sin Larian Studios' fastest-selling game ever

  • neems 03/07/2014

    Larian Presents: Vampire The Masquerade?

    Okay probably not, but still...
    Reply +8
  • Grid Autosport review

  • neems 24/06/2014

    From the gameplay I've seen - not that much of it, in fairness - this actually just seems to be a remake of Racedriver Grid. All the tracks I've seen so far are in the original game. Not sure what they're trying to achieve? Reply +5
  • Spintires features trucks with soul

  • neems 17/06/2014


    Not currently I'm afraid; nor is there a cabin view. They are apparently working on the latter, not sure about wheel support. The thing to remember though is that this is nothing like a normal driving game. You spend most of your time moving very slowly through deep mud, making lots of adjustments and constantly looking all around you. I'm not sure how much wheel support would add.
    Reply +4
  • neems 17/06/2014

    I already have 17 hours on Spintires, it is a truly lovely game. Simultaneously sedate and incredibly tense. Reply +9
  • First Mortal Kombat X gameplay footage

  • neems 10/06/2014

    Too much motion blur? Or is that just me? Reply +1
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer releases early

  • neems 09/06/2014

    The Big Boss likes his Bowie I guess. Reply +4
  • Nvidia partnering on Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 for PC

  • neems 05/06/2014

    Well I'm sure this will have absolutely no negative impact on performance with my AMD GPU.

    Not worried at all.

    They wouldn't do anything like that to me :(
    Reply +1
  • Relic's five-year plan for Company of Heroes 2

  • neems 29/05/2014

    It seems a shame that CoH2 simply isn't as good as the original. Additionally, most gamers are not looking for 'games as a service'. Just make the game as good as it can be and then move on. Reply +8
  • Face-Off: Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • neems 26/05/2014


    On my i5 2500k (@4.2Ghz) Wolfenstein is using all four cores, and processor usage is going as high as the mid eighties on occasion, which is fairly unusual. GPU usage is often lower than CPU.

    As an aside, this game has the best 'feel' of any fps I've played in years, possibly ever. You can pop out, see a guy and get a headshot, all in an instant. Compare this to CoD Ghosts, where the mouse controls were apparently implemented by a blind paraplegic.
    Reply +17
  • You'll want a powerful PC to play Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • neems 02/05/2014

    @StooMonster the 'next gen' consoles can't code games to run on 8 cpu threads. The PS4 locks 2 away for OS usage, and the XB1 locks 3 for OS and Kinect. At this time, developers have no access to those reserved cores. Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Dark Souls 2 PC

  • neems 28/04/2014


    Yeah, I'm curious, but I'm not convinced. Might be the next big thing though, who knows.
    Reply 0
  • neems 27/04/2014

    Re: the God-awful and interminable debate over controllers and pc games - get over it. If people don't like controllers that's fine, but the idea that a joypad represents some sort of betrayal of pc gaming ideals is ludicrous. PC gaming is supposed to be about having more options; limiting yourself - albeit in a different way - is kinda missing the point.

    Oh and keyboard controls are inherently less fluid than analogue sticks, simply by virtue of the fact that they are digital. Mouse is clearly superior for fast, precise aiming. Some sort of hybrid of the two would be the ideal, and what do you know - it can be done. On PC.


    Actually, although the three enemies in the first circle room all 'activate' at the same time, only the guy in the middle moves to attack you at first. The other two actually back up a little. If you're confident (or levelled up) it is fairly easy to kill the first guy right there and then, before moving on to the other two. Otherwise, the standard way would be to either draw them out, or run past.

    A large part of combat in Dark Souls 2 is learning how to deal with multiple opponents. The solution is 'any way you can'.
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  • Viscera Cleanup Detail Early Access review

  • neems 11/04/2014


    Before this Early Access, they released a free add on for Shadow Warrior (the recent remake of the 'classic' fps / melee game, which is brilliant I might add) where you went through the map after Wang had left it covered in body parts. The concept is pretty good when it's set on a map you're familiar with.

    EDIT: Or what he said^
    Reply +5
  • EA's Origin ditches physical discs

  • neems 31/03/2014

    Let's face it, nobody uses Origin as an actual shop. I'm sure most PC gamers have gotten used to the idea that if you want to play an EA game, you need Origin (even if they don't like it). But nobody I know ever actually looks at the storefront.

    Steam - I fire it up just after 6pm every day, to see what's new, what's on sale, so on and so forth.
    Reply +9
  • Watch Dogs graphics look better in the latest trailer

  • neems 28/03/2014


    I only watched the first half, but that video looks exactly the same as my copy of Shadow Fall. What was it exactly you were pointing out?

    And when did Watch Dogs turn into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
    Reply +3
  • Dark Souls 2 review

  • neems 11/03/2014

    Like several others here, I was going to wait for the pc version... but... buy it now, or in six weeks time. Now, or six weeks?

    Fuck it, buy both.
    Reply +1
  • Titanfall ships at 792p on Xbox One

  • neems 10/03/2014

    It's a minor thing I know, but then again we are talking tech, so...

    792p is not a thing, it does not exist. The resolution is 1408 x 792. Everybody just whacks pees in everywhere; won't somebody think of the poor pees?
    Reply +4
  • The Last of Us live-action film is in the works

  • neems 06/03/2014


    Josh Brolin, good call. Certainly has the right sort of look - does he have the physical presence?
    Reply +3
  • neems 06/03/2014

    Chloe Grace Moretz? Joel should be a full on brick outhouse, but one that can act. I half thought Ron Perlman, but maybe not. Reply +1
  • Win a 400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • neems 21/02/2014

    If I could vote for comments I would probably go with @sickpuppysoftware for 'jetpacks are cool'.

    But anyway, my choice is... Defense Grid: The Awakening - You Monster. Take a tower defence game that already (inexplicably) has an excellent narrative, and season with a dash of GLaDOS. Sit back and enjoy - or possibly wail and gnash your teeth.

    From the first level, where GLaDOS comments on how useful the cheapest, most basic turret is, before removing all examples of said turret from the map You Monster weaves her trademark twisted logic around and through a game that was already best in genre.

    I don't even like Tower Defence games.
    Reply -1
  • Gabe Newell addresses concern over Valve Anti-Cheat system

  • neems 18/02/2014

    VAC only checks for cheats if you are actually running VAC, incredible as it may seem, in much the same way that Punkbuster doesn't magically scan people who don't use it. Even Valve might struggle to sift through DNS data from 80 kajillion users. Reply +3
  • neems 18/02/2014


    "VAC checked for the presence of these cheats. If they were detected VAC then checked to see which cheat DRM server was being contacted. This second check was done by looking for a partial match to those (non-web) cheat DRM servers in the DNS cache."

    It's not a tenth of one percent of the steam user base. It's a tenth of one percent of people playing VAC enabled games during the period these measures were active.
    Reply +8
  • First footage of next-gen RPG Lords of the Fallen

  • neems 11/02/2014

    Re: rolling in full armour -

    I would love to see this style of game with a whole bunch of animations for evasion and blocking. Wearing heavy armour? Instead of rolling, you throw yourself to one side, and then desperately scramble to your feet. But against smaller enemies you can use the weight of your armour as a weapon in itself.

    Also, no full suits of plate armour, unless you can somehow balance the game so that it's possible to beat a boss while barely being able to move. Or perhaps make it so that even a boss can't one shot you if you have a full suit of armour, but if you get hit it gets destroyed.
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  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Lego Marvel Super Heroes

  • neems 12/01/2014


    Any true pc gamer would laugh at the idea of an 'Ultra' setting for anisotropic filtering. Any decent GPU should handle 16x, I don't even know why games make it an option anymore.

    Most of the stuff in that screen shot is techno-babble though, it's designed to appeal to the uber pc gaming crowd without being useful in any way.
    Reply +2
  • Tasty RPG Divinity: Original Sin now playable

  • neems 17/12/2013

    Well let's face it, if you walked into a video game shop and asked for a PC Rpg they'd either look at you blankly or laugh their arses off. Reply +10
  • SWIV retrospective

  • neems 15/12/2013

    Shockingly, I actually preferred Silkworm.

    Also, jeep rules!
    Reply +9
  • Now Alien Isolation screenshots leak

  • neems 13/12/2013

    On a somewhat tangential note, there is a level near the beginning of the new Killzone that I thought would be perfect for an Aliens game. I was literally wandering around a derelict for half an hour, just waiting for something horrible to happen. Reply 0
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition review

  • neems 13/12/2013


    It's the same cable, I simply bought the game as a download on Steam and it works perfectly.

    Re: Blood and Thunder

    In game it is presented in D standard ie 1 whole step down from standard tuning. It isn't ideal tuning back and forth all over the shop, but as long as you don't have super light strings or a floating bridge it's fine.

    There is one other song in D standard (Sweet Mountain River by Monster Truck, which is awesome to play), a bunch of drop D, some Db and Db drop Cb, and obviously the majority are standard tuning. Watch out for songs that are tuned slightly off, as they are a pain in the arse (the game will actually get you to tune to E447 though, for example).

    If you have the first game on the same system, a small fee allows you to import the songs from the original game. This is definitely worth doing as the interface and engine are so much better on 2014. Any DLC you bought on the first game will automatically carry over.

    Just buy it, basically.
    Reply +2
  • Ubisoft polls interest in a non-Assassin's Creed pirate game

  • neems 07/12/2013

    The problem is that word 'franchise'. Ubisoft pirate game? Yes please. Ubisoft annualised pirate series featuring incremental changes year upon year and bullshit plot? Meh. Reply +1
  • The Typing of The Dead: Overkill gets Shakespeare DLC

  • neems 26/11/2013


    You are mistaken, 'Shakespeare DLC' clearly marks a cultural high point for the video game industry.

    All we have to do now is get EA and Activision on board...
    Reply +2
  • FIFA 14 Next-Gen review

  • neems 25/11/2013

    Re: PC vs Next Gen Fifa

    Speaking as a long time PC gamer, and an enthusiastic (if largely casual and unpartisan) football fan, although I am disappointed by the lack of next gen Fifa on PC, I can't really say that I'm surprised.

    EA have got their new shiny toy, and they've set their stall out. 1080p, 60 fps, hundreds of additional animations, highly detailed stadia and 3d modelled crowds. That is their minimum standard. Can my PC handle that? Almost certainly. But what about my mate at work who continues to play Day Z at 25 fps on a Radeon 5570? I doubt it.

    Fifa isn't targeted at the PC users who have graphic cards that cost as much as a console. EA can't really release a sports game where the minimum requirement is roughly equivalent to an Xbox One (and maybe higher, given all the other shit you have to account for in PC game development). Give it another year or two and the new engine will make the transition.
    Reply +5
  • PS4 Assassin's Creed 4 1080p patch analysed in-depth

  • neems 22/11/2013


    Thank you, plus one million points.

    Performance issues on PC are all about diminishing returns. Not just the features that use tessellation (I'm about to try that out myself), but soft shadows and 3 or 4 different types of ambient occlusion (and approximately a dozen different AA solutions).

    The performance hit for these features is massively disproportionate to the visual gain. Certainly is a nice looking game though.
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  • Speedball 2 HD is "the best version that's ever been available on PC"

  • neems 19/11/2013


    There is a playstation mobile version of Speedball that runs perfectly on Vita, it's pretty good.
    Reply 0
  • XCOM: Enemy Within review

  • neems 11/11/2013

    As I understand it (happy to be proven wrong) Enemy Within does not add a new campaign per se; it simply adds more content to the basic game. So you'll still be doing the same stuff, only there will be more maps to do it on, and more options for research etc.

    And no you don't get it free if you already own EU.
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