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  • Mercenary Kings is coming to Vita with Cross-Buy support

  • rivuzu 12/04/2014

    Yesterday, I tried this out with remote play and couldn't help thinking it looked better on vita...
    and now this. Lol
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  • SOE's zombie apocalypse MMO H1Z1 has been detailed

  • rivuzu 10/04/2014

    To those moaning about Zombie games, I wonder if you have the same herpderp response for say... racers?

    Let's face it, it's just a car going around a track. There's been no change in that aspect for years.

    People like Zombie games - they're a sub genre all to their own. So quit the sniping and whining over it already. What SOE are looking to achieve actually sounds pretty promising.
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  • EA's MOBA Dawngate is in open beta

  • rivuzu 09/04/2014

    Wouldn't entertain trying purely because of EAs recent track record with Sim City/Battlefield.

    That and Dota. Actually more just Dota. Because Dota.
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  • Uncharted 4 director Justin Richmond leaves Naughty Dog for Riot Games

  • rivuzu 28/03/2014

    Riot Games. Innovative.

    I lol'd.
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  • As Monster Hunter turns 10, can Capcom finally make the west listen?

  • rivuzu 11/03/2014

    Japan has Monster Hunter. The West has Dark Souls. That's basically our equivalent.

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  • 17-minute video of Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm

  • rivuzu 06/03/2014

    @Rack Considering the original debacle with the copyright attempt on the Dota name between Blizzard and Valve, and this essentially being their response to what is still considered the original and best MOBA/ARTS/whatever, it would always be on my radar.

    These games do not improve with over simplification. HOTS looks extremely similar, in my opinion, to Leagues Dominion mode which is just god awful.

    But I guess I'm a bit jaded. 7ish years of playing just one game mostly will do that ):
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  • rivuzu 04/03/2014

    Looks fucking awful. It really does. The LOTR moba plays better than this looks, which says something.

    Not my flavour. Back to Dota 2.
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  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle release date announced

  • rivuzu 27/02/2014

    Mention Asuras Wrath but not the Ninja Storm games that the developer is more renown for? Especially considering this is a manga licensed game in the same vein?

    For shame EG.
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  • Twitch is the gaming revolution that can't be owned

  • rivuzu 22/02/2014

    Twitch; made for the community, by members of the community, and has reached infamy because of this communities contribution.

    Gentlemen. Welcome to the true Gaming Society.

    On another note, it is brilliant for the tournament coverage of events like Starcraft 2, Dota 2, League of Legends, etc. It's something that cannot be matched even with ingame clients. The easy accessability and potential for the future of Twitch is just... ridiculous.
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  • Games of 2013: Dota 2

  • rivuzu 28/12/2013

    @Gunzberg And I fucking resent that! Enchantress is amazeballs!

    /Sproinks off.
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  • rivuzu 28/12/2013

    @nabletonatablet The problem was with HoN is that it was a carbon copy of Dota 1, in a terrible engine. The nail in the coffin for it was when they flipflopped from being BuyOnce-PlayForever to FreeToPlay, and also when the community grew acidic over the terrible matchmaking system (often people would be kicked for their matchmaking rating even if they're an ok player).

    Dota 2 is a big deal, and rightly so, for two reasons. Valve and Icefrog. If Valve make something, people are interested - because it's Valve. There's a certain amount of pedigree that goes with that. Icefrog, who has been working on Dota 1 for years now, is also a major draw because part of the fun of the game is every single balance patch he throws your way completely shatters your perceptions of the way the game should be played.

    An example of this would be Midas on supports. Pre-6.79, no one would ever think to Midas on a support because it gave terrible returns when Mek/Wards/Arcanes/Force Staff/Etc are far more valuable to the team. In 6.79, gold was changed so that it accrued faster than normal passively, and also other changes made the early/mid a lot more gank oriented. This, Supports could afford Midas with the assist and passive gold, which gave them a massive experience boost (which for heroes such as Crystal Maiden and Lich, was a big thing as their skills scale significantly).

    The TL;DR of this is that HoN has been stagnant now for years, and unfortunately changed nothing from the original template it copied even after said template moved away and spiced things up. They did introduce some nice new mechanics, and items such as Spell Shards and Harkons Blade, but it wasn't enough.

    As for me... 2564 hours of Dota 2 on record, over two years. That's 106 days. 15 weeks. Almost four months out of 24 - a sixth of my TOTAL TIME IN A TWENTY FOUR HOUR DAY that I've spent playing Dota 2.

    Still not bored of it. Still love it.
    And that doesn't include the matches I watch on youtube/twitch, which are easily another 1k hours. I am a fucking fanatic and love the shit out of this game.
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  • Access to Valve's Dota 2 now completely open

  • rivuzu 17/12/2013

    Probably the best thing about it using the source engine is a low system requirements.

    Makes a huge amount of sense globally as asian and chinese net cafes have a huge dota following and not the best machines.
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  • rivuzu 17/12/2013

    @benderbrodriguez over 1k hours isn't bullshit. Over 2k myself. Bear in mind the closed beta started a long time ago, and over 1600 games played at roughly 45min a game. Reply +3
  • rivuzu 17/12/2013

    Wish I could of gotten on with the Eurogamer guys more, but I've got way too many expectations for newer players coming from a now 3 year addiction to dota2.

    Happy to offer coaching though, if people have the patience!
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013 voting

  • rivuzu 06/12/2013

    1. Dota 2
    2. Dota 2
    3. Dota 2
    4. Dota 2
    5. Dota 2

    So yeah. My list is pretty well rounded.

    On a serious note though, definitely my game of the year, every year, for the past 6 years (I'm an old school WC3er).

    It doesn't only promote teamplay, it punishes. It's carrot and stick. In this age of softlysoftly approach to multiplayer, I'm glad there's one game still so unrelentingly cuntish <3.
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  • Someone bought a Dota 2 courier for $38,000

  • rivuzu 06/11/2013

    @bad09 People with more opinions than actions to back them up should be ashamed too.

    So, bad09, what're you going to do with these Richie Riches then? Start a class war?
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  • rivuzu 06/11/2013

    For those who say "If you're rich enough to buy that, give it to charity!"

    Yeah, like you fucking would! If I could drop 38k on random silly nonsense, pink War Dogs would be the least of my eccentric list to buy.
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  • Football Manager 2014 review

  • rivuzu 28/10/2013

    @rhubarbandcustard I think its more to do with the publisher behind it. EA are a lot like Apple with their iphones.

    They have a secret list somewhere of all of the possible features that'd make it worthwhile, but decide to dripfeed them annually where the only real change noticable is the players.

    In short, too stagnant and the yearly sequels feel like they're not too different enough to be worth the full price asked. My opinion anyway, dunno about other EGers.
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  • Is Dark Souls 2 going soft?

  • rivuzu 15/10/2013

    "lowering your maximum life with each subsequent death."

    Prepare to Die. Again. Even easier than last time!
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  • Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast retrospective

  • rivuzu 14/10/2013

    It's worth a shout out, but I still play this every now and then.

    Well, not Outcast, but Academy, and a modded version called MovieBattles. An entire community of dedicated modders have recreated entire scenarios from the SW films, and have turned them into a Team vs Team objective based, class based combat, with skill point assignments & etc.

    It's actually fucking fantastic. And Jedi/Sith are not overpowered SoB's. Great community too.

    JK series had some of THE best mods, ever.
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  • Mage Wars review

  • rivuzu 27/09/2013

    As someone who hosts Talisman and Relic nights often, this looks tempting... Reply 0
  • Spawn confirmed for Soulcalibur 2 HD Online

  • rivuzu 30/08/2013

    I've had many arguments with friends over drinks in the past, but Spawn was the best character in my opinion.

    Link doesn't fit into SC2. None of them do. To say one is better than another is daft, seeing as he's from an entire different universe! But as a fighter to play as, Spawn was one of the better choices because he had very minimal frame delay between attacks, awesome juggling potential and some very niche attacks.

    Of course, he was also overpowered as fuck on custom weapon mode. There was one weapon that'd kill anyone in three hits (which is very easy to do with a fast character like him) and drained only a little of your health each swing.

    Necrid was pretty funky too, being the Combot/Mokujin of the day for the Soul series.

    Also, wasn't this the game where someone put a youtube video up of doing Ivy's long-ass command throw with a PS2 dance mat?
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  • Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 retrospective

  • rivuzu 25/08/2013

    DWG3 was amazing. I loved that game. The Musou games have always been about just kicking back and enjoying segmented anarchy, and they hit the nail on the head with this one.

    Plus, there's nothing more satisfying than maxing out on Atk. with Deathscythe Hell and just obliterating anything in a giant green neon scythe arc.
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  • Divinity: Dragon Commander review

  • rivuzu 22/08/2013

    You know, this could actually be worth a lark. A game that doesn't take itself too seriously with lots of fun mechanics, and all it took was a dragon with a jetpack. Reply +14
  • Letter from America

  • rivuzu 18/08/2013

    I might bother looking at USGamer if it didn't have that fucking awful page style. Reply 0
  • Rockstar details GTA5 multiplayer portion Grand Theft Auto Online

  • rivuzu 15/08/2013

    Sounds a bit APB? Reply -3
  • Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded review

  • rivuzu 19/07/2013

    4.New iterations of Glade Plug-In which differ from all previous iterations of Glade Plug-In by the addition of one minor design feature
    Didn't even read who was reviewing it, but when I saw that I knew it was Ellie.

    Menfolk generally give nonetwofucks about such nonsense.
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  • Joss Whedon's Firefly universe to continue in official video game

  • rivuzu 18/07/2013

    FYI guys, Firefly was cancelled because of viewership figures. This was entirely because of how Fox broadcast the show.

    Rather than do it chornologically, episode 1-14, they didn't want to take up a massive two hour timeslot for the first episode... so they showed episode 2 first. Then they kept skipping around, showing random episodes.

    People soon lost interest when they couldn't follow wtf was going on.
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  • The last arcade

  • rivuzu 17/07/2013

    Eurogamer, give these guys a free spot at the Expo to try and bring in more business for them! Bit of lush advertisement. Reply +1
  • You can now link your Steam account to Twitch

  • rivuzu 05/07/2013

    Twitch really is mostly for competetive gaming online. Lots of League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2, as well as your staple Starcraft 2.

    Though I never use Twitch much, I like the inclusion. Means people don't have to boot via the client, and lets you watch tournament games and etc on mobile devices whilst it's being linked to your Steam account for chance of drops.

    Wouldn't worry about not knowing about it though. Chances are, if you're not into the above games, you'd never of heard of it. It's essentially the biggest international eSport channel available.
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  • Live: Microsoft E3 2013 Conference

  • rivuzu 10/06/2013

    @jmfcao Or alternatively, go to playmo.tv, follow the DNS setup information (Ignore the subscription nonsense) and enjoy access to full american content without having to use Unblock-US. Reply 0
  • rivuzu 10/06/2013

    @RichyRichh77 MS has gone all too 1984. They want to be everything you'll ever need, at the sacrifice of common sense. Watching how they develop is going to provide amusing spectator sport for sure. Reply +1
  • Nosgoth set in Legacy of Kain universe, but Tomb Raider dev Crystal Dynamics not involved

  • rivuzu 07/06/2013


    Yours lovingly,

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  • Turn-based strategy game Blood Bowl 2 announced for PC

  • rivuzu 06/06/2013


    I'm done here. /swoon
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  • Windows 8.1 changes detailed, Microsoft to revive Start button

  • rivuzu 31/05/2013

    Response = Backlash, in MS terminology. Reply +38
  • Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

  • rivuzu 21/05/2013

    This should be good. And by good I mean bad. And by bad I mean bad. Reply 0
  • Ouya launch delayed a few weeks as another $15 million is raised

  • rivuzu 10/05/2013

    @PearOfAnguish Sounds legit, so long as you keep me informed of all developments with crystal clarity in wording and without contradictory actions! Reply +1
  • rivuzu 09/05/2013

    @PearOfAnguish for a stretch goal, can you include the coloured in version as free dlc? Reply 0
  • rivuzu 09/05/2013

    @PearOfAnguish That didnt sound too snarky. To be pedantic it was around 60, but sure, give me a valid reason and what i get out of it and sure ;) Reply 0
  • rivuzu 09/05/2013

    @PearOfAnguish New company, new tech, funded by public interet. There's no confidence to be had, things are expected to go wrong.

    Saying that, I did back the project because I loved the concept and want to have a play around with it. Can easily see myself playing emulated games and some bespoke releases.
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  • Acclaimed Half-Life 2 mod Minerva polished up and released on Steam

  • rivuzu 30/04/2013

    You can also get Dota 2 keys from the reddit channel. Can't remember it exactly, but if you just pop off to the /r/dota2 you'll find the link. Reply 0
  • Valve announces third DOTA 2: The International

  • rivuzu 26/04/2013

    @Lim-Dul Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't 100% certain (and darted off before I checked Valves update). Reply +1
  • rivuzu 26/04/2013

    [QUOTE]As you'd expect, all matches will be available for free through DotaTV.[/QUOTE]

    You sure about that? Normally they charge a (nominal) ticket price for any tournament games. For example, StarLadder (an EU league) had a ticket price of 5, but allows you to access with commentary over 50+ matches - including watching them live.

    TwitchTV will be free streams of course, but I highly doubt TI3 will be. I think last years ticket price was 20.00.
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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts listed by Tesco

  • rivuzu 24/04/2013

    @BigDaddy82 streetfighter x tekken disagrees with you sir. Reply 0
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost review

  • rivuzu 21/04/2013

    @Hivess The 7770? Reply +8
  • Raven waves bye bye to LucasArts by releasing Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast source code

  • rivuzu 04/04/2013

    I spent years playing the MovieBattles mod for JA. easily the best MP mod ever. Still going too! Reply 0
  • This is what top-level COD competition ****ing looks like

  • rivuzu 21/03/2013

    Regardless of how bad that seems... I've heard much worse at a footie match.
    Heard much worse at a playground too, fwiw.
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  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review

  • rivuzu 18/03/2013

    For those wishing for this on Vita... check out Soul Sacrifice?
    Veeeeeery similar in their design from the previews so far. And it's pretty much been the reason why the Vita is now selling in Japan, if that says anything.
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  • Gears of War: Judgment review

  • rivuzu 18/03/2013

    Struggling to understand why people moan at scores on EG when you look at their scoring policy.
    That and why they insist on trash talking x or y in reference to a or b.
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  • Nvidia apologises to Tomb Raider PC players plagued by crashes

  • rivuzu 07/03/2013

    @TPoppaPuff "I might just burn a building down if I paid $50 for a brand new game and it didn't work"

    Well here's the thing. Because most PC games these days are unashamedly ports from consoles, such as TR, it doesn't actually take much TO run. So it's not a case of it "not working" but rather varying degrees of quality of it working. You expect that though. Better parts = better output.

    Also, $50 for a new game? Console games are easily 40~45 at the moment, which equates to what, $70+?
    Whereas on PC, I picked up TR for a cool 22 over at SimplyGames... about $30? $35? With even a mid-range rig, you've got a game with better quality than it's console counterpart in terms of graphics, control options and extras, for less, on a machine you can use multipurpose.

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