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  • Oculus Rift's latest attempt to block piracy backfires

  • ronorra 23/05/2016

    @Pierre2k
    you can't blame Occulus for trying to ensure they also have a few Occulus only experiences.
    Well, to quote something Palmer wrote 5 months ago:

    If customers buy a game from us, I don't care if they mod it to run on whatever they want. As I have said a million times (and counter to the current circlejerk), our goal is not to profit by locking people to only our hardware - if it was, why in the world would we be supporting GearVR and talking with other headset makers? The software we create through Oculus Studios (using a mix of internal and external developers) are exclusive to the Oculus platform, not the Rift itself.
    That is quite some impressive doublespeak, even for Facebook lackeys standards.
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  • Doom review

  • ronorra 17/05/2016

    After seeing the leaked art that hinted strongly to DooM mixed with Call of Duty and all the development troubles id had I kinda lost hope, but what a turnaround! Loving it!

    Found some more leaked DooM 4 here, shows how much they changed/shelved (for the better).
    Reply +3
  • Shadow of the Beast review

  • ronorra 16/05/2016

    Too much nostalgia instead of actual facts of the game, shoddy review. Reply -4
  • Watch: So, is Doom any good? Find out live, at 1pm

  • ronorra 13/05/2016

    @LaurencD
    Clearly not a console FPS player.
    I would go further and say it is not a gamer period. Not a total surprise by Polygon since they also have writers like Colin Campbell who flatout say that all videogames are stupid:

    All video games are stupid, of course. That whole thing of, 'you're not really shooting terrorists or winning the World Cup, you're just pressing buttons' is patronizing and simplistic but every now and again you come across a game that has so little emotional connection to who you are that you end up standing there, gazing at the screen and saying "I'm just pressing buttons and my life has no meaning," to a slightly bemused PR person.
    link

    So to all people working at Eurogamer, I can complain and whine sometimes about you lot, but thank god you are not like the circlejerking wankers at Polygon. And don't get me started about Arthur Gies.
    Reply +2
  • ronorra 13/05/2016

    Can Ian survive four hours in hell?
    Can't be worse then the person Polygon employed to showcase the game who never ever played a FPS, worst aiming ever or playing DooM with a steering wheel? You decide:

    Polygons finest

    Download should be done soon, looking forward to it.
    Reply +3
  • The Division has 9.5M registered users, exceeding Ubisoft's expectations

  • ronorra 13/05/2016



    More 'free content' for season pass holders...wait what? Does not compute.
    Reply +3
  • Lionhead: The inside story

  • ronorra 12/05/2016

    Hats off to EG, best article this year. Reply +4
  • Doom systems specs and launch times revealed

  • ronorra 07/05/2016

    I knew the trailer looked familiar!



    edit: nice, being negged for showing an easter egg, classy!
    Reply +69
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • ronorra 07/05/2016

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer Sexist. (and since it is offtopic, attentionwhoring?) Reply +4
  • Watch: We spoke to the creators behind Uncharted 4

  • ronorra 04/05/2016

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  • Sony's PSN is making more money than all of Nintendo

  • ronorra 28/04/2016

    @grassyknoll
    Nothing bores me more than Nintendo should leave hardware to make PC games. It's just unbelievable stupid & ignores what the company does, it makes games for families, children & Japanese people. Steam isn't designed for any of those consumers.
    Incredible shortsighted that. But if there is anything a Nintendo fan cannot grasp is that a) times have changed and b) Nintendo has barely changed. Don't see this as an anti Nintendo post since I do not want to see them go out of buisness nor do I want to see them doing the same thing over and over and over like they do with their library of IPs.
    Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PC

  • ronorra 25/04/2016

    @CernaML
    Much like fellow indie Helldivers, Sony will be handling the PC release of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, which has been rumoured for an eternity, and has finally been officially confirmed. The eerie Shropshire set walking sim – which was one of our Game of the Year picks in 2015 – will launch on Steam in the near future, though there's no word on a release date just yet.

    "As for the PC version, we started work on it in September and submitted it recently," The Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck told Rock Paper Shotgun. "Sony will be handling the PC release, including management of the Steam page and whatever else there might be, so it should be released as soon as they've done testing and preparation."
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  • ronorra 24/04/2016

    With Sony handling the port and doing a 'great' job with it, this game is off my list, cannot be arsed to pay money for this unoptimized mess that Sony has no intentions of fixing.

    #for the players, yea right.
    Reply -1
  • Ubisoft just implemented a smart fix for The Division's incursion exploits

  • ronorra 21/04/2016

    I would not use the word `smart` tbh since there is already a new exploit doing the rounds where you are outside of the map and the enemies are teamdamaging and killing the APC for you.

    ANd that is not even talking about the infinite crafting materials glitch, or the unlimited dps glitch or the other glitches that were never fixed.

    At the end of the day we don't want to do a Battlefield 4 and release an unfinished game. There's too much potential in the concept that is The Division at the moment, that we've asked for more time and resources in order to fully realise this fantastic vision."
    ...
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  • Batman Arkham HD Collection revealed via leak

  • ronorra 19/04/2016

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  • Ubisoft threatens to "punish" The Division players who use a popular exploit

  • ronorra 18/04/2016

    @gingerninja7 Still enjoying it here too but damn did they make alot of beginner mistakes, like parts of game logic being handled by the client (in any online never trust the client with that) or the good old changing of system time to cheese. And on top of that is the mess with collision and mobile cover. Massive has plenty on their plate to fix and sadly it shows that this is their first entry in the 'MMO' area. Beginner mistakes a plenty. Reply +3
  • Elite Dangerous' long-awaited The Engineers expansion goes into beta next month

  • ronorra 15/04/2016

    @ihnm_aims On the other hand, Horizons is still poor value for money, and this is coming from someone that loves ED (bought a HOTAS for it) but got bored of the "wide as an ocean and deep as a puddle" problem it has.

    edit: seems I touched a nerve by being critical of ED. How dare I?
    Reply -1
  • Blizzard games hit by DDoS attack, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

  • ronorra 14/04/2016

    Get used to it, since those guilty do not get punished at all.

    A 17 year old by the name of Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki has been convicted of 50,700 computer crimes charges in relation to a series of hacks committed by the infamous computer hacking gang Lizard Squad.

    The teen was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to fight cybercrime, reports the Daily Dot, citing Finnish newspaper Kaleva.

    Lizard Squad has taken credit for a slew of big hacks over the last few years, including a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the PlayStation and Xbox networks, as well as a reported assault on the anonymizing communication service Tor.

    Little was known about those behind Lizard Squad, beyond the tweets it sent out and varying reports about the ages and ethnicities of its members.

    In December 2014, security journalist Brian Krebs published a post in which he claimed to identify two Lizard Squad members. Not long after Krebs’ report went out, authorities seized two alleged hackers — Kivimaki, and one 22 year old from the UK.

    In April 2015 Kivimaki was implicated in another cybercrime, this time for facilitating online harassment against a 20-year-old American named Blair Strater. Strater’s family was the butt of a string of bullying events reportedly facilitated by Kivimaki. One stunt resulted in thousands of people around the world calling Strater’s home in the hopes of getting a free Tesla.

    According to the Daily Dot, Kivimaki’s charges include "data breaches, felony payment fraud, telecommunication harassments, and other counts relate to fraud and violations of company secrets."

    The Finnish paper added that the Finnish teen had been performing illegal hacks since the age of 15.
    If I would live in Finland I would make that twats life a living hell.
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  • The day the music died: When Bungie fired Marty O'Donnell

  • ronorra 12/04/2016

    Very interesting read, thumbs up for this article, more please :) Reply +2
  • "Amazing Katamari Damacy" trademarked in Europe

  • ronorra 12/04/2016

    Please don't let this be a mobile game... Reply +12
  • Dark Souls 3 review

  • ronorra 12/04/2016

    @Humperfunk
    Just when you try to not buy it on release because of a massive backlog, you read this and think "ffffffUUUUCK!"

    I'm definitely going to give in, I know it!
    I know that feeling, and I haven't even started DS1! About time I change that.
    Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Killer Instinct on PC

  • ronorra 11/04/2016

    @brider Practice what you preach...

    even tho the game is total shit buggy and boring has uninspired characters and movesets and microtansactions out of the ass and is full of ragequitters and nowhere near as good as SF4
    Sounds like a 12 year old giving critique.
    Reply -1
  • ronorra 11/04/2016

    @brider Let me guess, still sour that SFV is not coming to Xbox? Reply -2
  • Hardcore Henry review

  • ronorra 07/04/2016

    Tim Roth! Screw it, even if it's cheesy as hell, I gotta see this. Reply +5
  • EA lambasts Donald Trump for using Mass Effect audio in campaign ad

  • ronorra 04/04/2016

    @OneClassyBloke
    We rarely make ourselves known because there is such rabid hostility towards Trump supporters that it's generally not worth the time.

    Getting this mental image...

    Reply +17
  • Tech Analysis: Quantum Break

  • ronorra 02/04/2016

    @mega-gazz
    was looking at KI for pc, what kind of problems does it have right now?
    Is it another bad launch?
    Reply +6
  • Griefers or saviours? The Elite Dangerous players causing a rift in space

  • ronorra 01/04/2016

    @arcam
    "Arseholes for Arseholes" and winding up people with "ISIS-style" videos is bad taste, but pretty damn funny IMO!
    What the actual fuck.
    Reply +4
  • ronorra 01/04/2016

    SDC drew more ire by publishing videos of its Mobius kills to YouTube. Some SDC members reportedly say "Allahu Akbar" as they kill other players. One particularly troublesome video, below, even used an jihadist chant as its audio. "In the long run they're destroying the community," a despondent Rafferty says.
    And Frontier/youtube does not do anything about this? Classy.
    Reply +13
  • Nintendo fires marketer after sustained online hate campaign

  • ronorra 31/03/2016

    @man.the.king
    Totally unfit for moderating.
    Quoted for truth.
    Reply +3
  • Fallout 4 The Automatron review

  • ronorra 24/03/2016

    @markandrewroberts1
    I do have to wonder quite what people expected. FO4 was always going to be a game using the same in-game mechanics as its predecessor, and Skyrim for that matter.
    I think (at least for me) the big one is that the leap between FO3 and 4 is a small one compared to the changes from Oblivion to Skyrim. I stil like FO4 a lot but that it stays so close to FO3 and NV is certainly my biggest disappointment with it.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo NX controller reports gather pace

  • ronorra 23/03/2016

    @liveswired Spoken like a true Nintendo zealot. Reply +4
  • The Division is UK's biggest ever Q1 launch

  • ronorra 14/03/2016

    @fabio78
    "so overboard"? Is that how you classify my nonchalant one liners?
    Allow me to quote a previous post of yours;

    The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division The Division
    So erm yea...very nonchalant.
    Reply -1
  • ronorra 14/03/2016

    @fabio78
    you sound an awful lot like a gamer of today....
    Nice try but wrong, try the pong-Atari2600 times.

    Honest question, if there is a movie or music that like Division doesn't quite match your taste, do you get so overboard then too? Must be quite the dayjob.
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  • ronorra 14/03/2016

    @fabio78

    ah, the 'gamers' of today...
    Oh I forgot, you are the one that decides what good games are. And your taste is ofcourse so impeccable everyone elses has to be the exact same.

    Right. Anyway, 52 hours so far in The Division and enjoying it.
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  • The Division datamined, at least 26 missions in campaign

  • ronorra 07/03/2016

    @pigsy2400
    Datamining...huh..I remember when all we had was the cassette box art and blurb on the back lol
    And Maria Whittaker!



    Ontopic: looking forward to put my teeth into The Division, the open beta was quite enjoyable.
    Reply +28
  • Far Cry Primal uses Far Cry 4's map layout

  • ronorra 03/03/2016

    @ZoidbergForPresident
    Ubi has become such a lousy dev, now it is quite apparent, let Bolloré buy them and dismantle them.

    Good riddance, honestly, this company is such a waste of good talents.
    What is it with these type of gamers that decide if they don't like the game that nobody should like it and the company responsible should be wiped out of exsistence. I wonder what sort of entitlement (yes that word) they have in their head to justify the thinking that they are the centre of the world. Farcry Primal ain't my gig (prolly because of plenty of Ark) as are many other things. I do not see the reasson however to proclaim how bad people and their taste are when they like something I dont.
    Also, that Ubi bashing... I get it. And in some regards they do deserve it (how can you fuckup Tetris when it originally runs on a frigging c64/gameboy) but *gasp* Ubisoft had also some good releases. Bring on the tar and feathers but I like titles like Assasins Creed Syndicate, The Crew, Farcry 4 and the upcoming The Division. I must be a terrible person.
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  • Life is Strange developer shows off first Vampyr screenshots

  • ronorra 29/02/2016

    @shadowwraith Someone didn't play the Vampire:The Masquerade series... Reply +2
  • ronorra 29/02/2016

    Sold! It's been ages since I had something like this and really looking forward to see how DontNod will apply their special touch to this era.
    Big fan of their art depepartment ever since Remember Me.





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  • Probe Software founder Fergus McGovern passes away

  • ronorra 29/02/2016



    RIP.
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  • Valve fires Dota2 commentator, Gabe Newell calls him "an ass"

  • ronorra 27/02/2016

    It's weird how many people confuse having a personality with being a twat. Good riddance imo. Also Valve should have known better, not like it's his first time. Reply +31
  • Black Desert Online is more than just a pretty face

  • ronorra 25/02/2016

    @siluro8x8
    I'll never be able to understand people like you
    Maybe this sheds more light on why I think the whole cash shop in Black Desert Online is insane.

    Pets: I shouldn't even need to say this but tier 3 pets can and will give a player some serious stat boosts and are alot more useful than mere 'convenience' items.

    Three tier 3 pets will also set you back around 200 Euro/USD which makes this seem to be a huge bonus only the wealthy or frivolous will be eager to afford
    Ghillie Suit - This item is extremely strong in pvp, even when normal farming some will think twice before contesting an area if they are unsure who you are. Not sure how the op is unclear on this.

    Pets - Pets are necessary, I would suggest. Grinding late game is insanely difficult without pets to gather your spoils. Indeed, you cannot even grind on horseback without pets (very efficient for some classes). As has been mentioned by others, smashing together pets in order to obtain higher tiers created pets with powerful buffs, also increasing their collection speed. With no guarantees that the pet resulting from your 2 sacrificed will be a higher tier, and there being 3 tiers of pets this can be a huge money sink. Again, these buffs are in game benifit buffs.

    Other costumes - firstly, its not just 10% more exp, its 10m more vision range etc etc. Either way, 10% exp is a lot! On Korea there are fish suits, which cause your character to swim at about double the speed of a boat. Without knowing if this will be coming to eu / na, id dare to suggest it is a necessary addition to anyone with intentions of whaling.
    I don't mind to spend money in a buy to play MMO cashshop (like Guild Wars 2 and The Secret World for example) but Black Desert Onlines version really imo takes the piss with these prices.
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  • ronorra 25/02/2016

    I was quite interested in this, the character creator looks amazing. But then I saw the prices of the ingame store.

    Black Desert Online uses a currency system known as Pearls and these roughly equate to $1 for 100 Pearls (see the full table below).

    Exchange Rate
    EUR/USD -> DaumCash -> Pearls

    EUR/USD DaumCash Pearls
    10.00 EUR/USD 1,000 1,000
    20.00 EUR/USD 2,000 2,040
    30.00 EUR/USD 3,000 3,200
    60.00 EUR/USD 6,000 6,600
    100.00 EUR/USD 10,000 11,500



    At first glance the exchange rate doesn’t look too bad (even though Europeans get shafted yet again - go taxes!) but it’s the physical cost of items that's so alarming. One costume, including a matching weapon, is a whopping $32.


    Source.

    I think I'll pass...
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  • Valve releases Portal-themed SteamVR Performance Test

  • ronorra 23/02/2016

    PC is VR ready! Now my wallet... Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Street Fighter 5

  • ronorra 17/02/2016

    @shehzaanshazabdulla That I didn't know. Thanks for the info, appreciated. Reply +1
  • ronorra 17/02/2016

    @mega-gazz In the same boat here, thinking about grabbing the Hori Fighting Commander 4:



    For £38 not a bad deal imo. Good entry point and maybe later I might get a fancier Hori stick like this baby if I have more money to burn.

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  • Vote: What's the best Zelda game?

  • ronorra 17/02/2016

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, simply because after I saw the japanese import being played in an Amsterdam import shop I refused to go home without a Super Famicom. No other Zelda made me buy a new console for it in such short time.



    Timeless classic.
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  • Destiny's Valentine's Day event isn't worth setting a date for

  • ronorra 10/02/2016

    Another Destiny event, another farming trick.

    Valentine suicide farming:



    It’s simple: You and a partner—perhaps a friend, or star-crossed lover—enter a match of Crimson Doubles, the new 2v2 PVP mode. Then you both kill yourselves.
    As it turns out, you can get the new loot for Crimson Doubles—a Valentine’s Day-themed Ghost Shell that maxes out at 320 light—no matter how many kills you have.


    Also, weird to not mention other Valentines events like for example the GTA Online one... with 60 million copies sold one would think it's worth being mentioned at EG.
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  • Frozen Synapse 2 is on the way

  • ronorra 10/02/2016

    Creators of possibly the best DLC ever...

    Day one purchase for me, these guys have their heart on the right place.
    Reply +2
  • Gigantic in trouble as developer suffers big layoffs

  • ronorra 10/02/2016

    A shame to see these guys having trouble while scammers like 22Cans still keep their heads up. Reply +1
  • $12,000 castles and $2100 deeds - inside Shroud of the Avatar's booming housing market

  • ronorra 10/02/2016

    Well done Richard Garriot, those insane virtual prices made damn sure that all my interest in your game just evaporated. Reply +3