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  • The evolution of Destiny

  • rotmm 20/09/2014

    @Toonster It's a perfume Reply +53
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk "I would like to think game press worth their salt own all platforms"

    These consoles are expensive and as private individuals, most game journalists likely can't afford to have all platforms. As long as they can get access to other platforms through work, then that's fine.

    That said, most game journalists are game fans first and foremost and for their personal use will buy the console that most appeals to them. They can then use those consoles for playing review titles at home. At least 2 sites I know of are now primarily written by "Sony" owners.

    Actually, 3 if you count Eurogamer.

    On a Destiny stream a couple of days back Ian Higton mentioned that only one of the other EG staff had bought an XB1, with the rest plumping for the PS4 this gen.

    But as I said, there will be access to review machines for console exclusives, but most multiplat games this gen will be played and reviewed on PS4.
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  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    @Drygore "Amazing how basically all the big sites play into the whole "Destiny on PS4" thing by playing it themselves on the PS4. Why not play it on the Xbox One..."

    I'm guessing it's because most of the jorno's at those sites bought a PS4 this generation rather than an XB1.

    And while all of those larger publications will have all of the consoles in the offices, much of the playtime put in for reviews is done from home.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk "It is far too early to judge Destiny, although I expect those looking for a single player game might be disappointed."

    I'm looking for a single player game and I admit I'm disappointed.

    To be fair, I only pre-ordered the game to get in on the beta and then when the beta was released I didn't have time to do anything more than about 30 minutes.

    However, most people were raving about the beta and so I kept it on, rather than cancel it.

    So far I'm only level 5, so very early into the game and maybe it will get more engaging for me as time goes on. The problem is that I don't have any real desire to play it, there's nothing calling me back.

    I've never played a MMO before as I'm not really that kind of gamer. But stuff like clearing out an area, walking 20 meters away and then it being immediately repopulated smacks to me of poor design. I'm assuming it's 'standard' for MMO's for reasons of levelling and stuff, but for me looking for a story driven experience is just removing me from the experience.

    Don't get me wrong, I've had some fun encounters, but overall the impression I get is of a game that is 30-seconds of fun followed by dullness.
    Reply +29
  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • rotmm 10/09/2014

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  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    I really hope this isn't true as it seems like a colossal waste of money. Nothing against MS (or anyone really) buying Mojang, but if the 2b figure is true, it's obscene. And, as many have noted, it does feel as though Minecraft has peaked. Reply +3
  • FIFA 15 demo out now on Xbox One

  • rotmm 09/09/2014

    @Kasual7 "so why the news announce it first on xbox one then later on other platforms?"

    I'm guessing that's just because it turned up on MS's storefront first and without any announcement from Sony on when it's due, any story can only reflect the situation as it's known at the time.
    Reply +6
  • rotmm 09/09/2014

    @Kasual7 "Is this available only on xbox one so far because of that EA early access?"

    No, this demo is nothing to do with EA Access. It's available for all.
    Reply +10
  • Minecraft Xbox One release date confirmed

  • rotmm 03/09/2014

    Does anyone know if the "upgrade" price is valid for both the disc and digital xbox360 versions, or just if you purchased the digital version?

    I understand that it would be difficult to verify that you own the disc and they won't want users to borrow a disc from a friend and then get Minecraft for only 4, but I'd be a little sad I'd it didn't work all the same.
    Reply -1
  • Dance Central Spotlight out now for Xbox One

  • rotmm 03/09/2014

    Bought it yesterday. At 8 couldn't resist. Not had a chance to try it yet but will tonight Reply 0
  • Destiny now available to pre-purchase on Xbox One

  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    @bentaylor1 "where did you read that Xbox live gives you 3.50 back on purchase's friend?"

    It's if you sign up to Xbox Live Rewards. Though to be fair, I've only just noticed that it finished in a few days.

    http://rewards.xbox.com/binge-offer/
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    @Jimster71 "If you go to somewhere like CDKeys for credit, it doesn't work out too bad for the digital editions."

    I'm not going to buy this digitally, but I had the same thought about CDKeys. I got 50 credit for just under 40 (39.89) last time. On top of that there is currently 5000 points (3.50) back on Xbox Live when you spend more than 40.

    So
    55
    -20% (CDKeys price)
    -3.50 (Xbox Live Rebate)
    =40.50

    To me that's close to a price I'd be willing to pay for this. Of course, no resale value but still a fairly decent price
    Reply +6
  • Rockstar warns GTA Online will soon be inaccessible for 12GB PS3 owners

  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    @DrStrangelove "Does it support external storage? I heard it does for media, but for games?"

    And @jeesh101

    Apologies, my bad. It's been awhile since I've had a PS3, knew about external for storage and kinda assumed, especially when releasing a storage-limited SKU, that it was for games also now.
    Reply 0
  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    Just use a 16gb flash drive in one of the USB ports and run the game from there. Reply -22
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • rotmm 24/08/2014

    @pesser "the dabs one is model number STBV2000200

    where is this one is STBX2000401

    will that make any difference ?"

    If that's the case then the one he bought is a 3.5" drive that is useless to use on the PS4.
    Reply +3
  • Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    Companies don't generally fire employees for no reason, so I don't think it's fair to judge Bungie on their decision based solely on the fact that Marty appears to be a pretty decent guy along with being an iconic composer.

    However, I think from the little information we have regarding how the firing was done, it's entirely fair to say that they haven't handled the situation with any kind of decorum and that it lacks fairness.

    Looks like some "Activisionitis" has rubbed off on Bungie.
    Reply +40
  • Is there more to Quantum Break than run-of-the-mill third-person shooting?

  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    This is one of my most anticipated games as Remedy are one of my favourite developers. That said, I'm not entirely sure what the game is about and what I have seen is more than a little reminiscent (to me) of Alan Wake.

    Not that that's a bad thing at all, as Alan Wake was one of my favourite experiences of the last generation.

    Any hope of getting Sam Lake to EGX this year? ;)
    Reply +20
  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    @Kyizen "Hmm, I just pause the game and shut off the TV if I'm going to do something else..."

    That's fine. I was just trying to explain what Downside was trying to get at.

    And as I said, it's just a nice feature (and one that Sony promised for the PS4 way back at the reveal in Feb 2013) and not necessarily a must-have.

    For example, if I happened to be playing GTA5 and on one of those missions without a save point for a long-time but desperate for kip or was running late for work, I'd just turn off the console and come back to it the next day or after work.

    If it was just an hour or so, I could turn off the TV (and audio receiver also in my case) and not even have the 15-second boot from standby.
    Reply +2
  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    @Kyizen "Wait...you can't pause a game on PS4?"

    He's not talking about that. He's taking about about being able to instantly resume a game from where you left off after turning off your console, like a 3ds or on the Xbox one.

    Edit: Admittedly it is nice to be able to press start on the xbox one and within 20 seconds be back in the game exactly where your left off, rather than boot a PS4 (or Xbox 360, PS3, etc), then load a game and then go through the game menu to load the last save (which could be some way back from where you were previously).

    It's only really time you are saving, but it's very nice to have.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 19/08/2014

    @moroboshi 'Eurogamer staff - the next time you speak to Shu, please ask him about the PS4's lacklustre media capabilities. It's still far behind the PS3 - no media remote control, no USB or DLNA support, and a pretty weak app line-up. It's been almost a year, it shouldn't be this basic.'

    From the outset Sony were very upfront about the fact they are selling a purist games console in the vein of the PS1 and PS2 and not a really a multimedia machine in the mould of the PS3, XBOX360 and Xbox One. Off the back of that core message they have sold 10m.

    Anyone who expected anything different, an evolution of the multimedia machines of the last generation, maybe misunderstood that message. At no point did Sony say the PS4 would match, let alone advance upon, the PS3's media capabilities. Sure, it may get there over time. But it's certainly not a priority for either Sony or those that bought into the PS4 as a new-gen games console.
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  • PS4's system update to v2.00 will introduce Share Play

  • rotmm 12/08/2014

    @richardiox I don't really have a comment on the meat of your post, but I chuckled at "Slowny"

    Well done :)
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  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • rotmm 21/07/2014

    Nice to be able to just plug in a new hard drive to quickly add more space. Reply +2
  • Xbox One's August update updates activity feed, unlocks 3D Blu-Ray

  • rotmm 18/07/2014

    @Malek86 Yup. Never really cared about 3D before (despite having a 60" 3D TV) but great for those that have been asking for this feature. Reply +14
  • "It's not historically accurate!"

  • rotmm 05/07/2014

    Tom, while I do agree with most of what you say,I ask again. Where the feck are the female writers for EG??? Reply +70
  • EA: FIFA 14 and UFC 4 demo price due to a "technical error"

  • rotmm 04/07/2014

    Did anyone really think it was anything other than a glitch?

    It's EA not Konami.
    Reply -17
  • Video: See the delightful Yoshi's Woolly World in action

  • rotmm 03/07/2014

    What a clever use of the 2nd screen. Reply -17
  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle confirmed for UK

  • rotmm 27/06/2014

    @Zomoniac "The PS4 version is currently 29.97 on Gamestop"

    Good price, but my experiences with Gamestop have been pretty shitty. They make Zavvi look awesome on comparison.
    Reply +2
  • Gran Turismo 7 in the works, standard cars set to stay

  • rotmm 27/06/2014

    Given the shit dished out on Forza 5 for 'only' having a couple of hundred cars, I can fully understand PD continuing with their habit of including models from older games in their new titles. Reply +20
  • Super Mario Bros. beaten in under five minutes

  • rotmm 27/06/2014

    Damn, $60 for a 5 minute game? Fcuk Nintendo! Reply +91
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is a backward step for progressive games

  • rotmm 12/06/2014

    @Nynja "This story makes me think of this presentation by Kevin Smith"

    Never seen that before. Thank you, hilarious :)
    Reply +2
  • rotmm 12/06/2014

    @varsas "So the fact that mainly men plays games means we shouldn't try to reflect the balance in society? Should we just have games with just men then to reflect the fact that mainly men play games?"

    It's a good argument but that wasn't the point I was making.

    It's all about what element of society do you go to when looking for balance. It doesn't make any sense to just say, "Women make up 50% of the population so all games should have 50% female characters."

    What if you have a game set in WW1. Would it make sense to have 50% of the avatars on the battlefield as female? I would argue not. More, I would argue that the player shouldn't have the opportunity to chose a female avatar as it would make no sense historically.

    Again, I'm in no way arguing that there shouldn't be the option to play as a female in AC:Unity, or any other game for that matter, but it has to make sense within the lore of the gameworld, the time period and the story that is attempting to be told.

    We can and should not just say, "well, we need to reflect the population and make it 50/50 in all games"
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  • rotmm 12/06/2014

    @Mugwum While I agree in the main about the overall point you are trying to promote here, this sentence is just all kinds of wrong:

    if you're going to display other random assassins to players in a co-op game, then it makes sense to present a mixture of men and women, because, you know, half of the population of the world are women

    No, no it doesn't.

    If you are going down the "mix" route, wouldn't it make more sense in the game lore to work out the percentages based on the ration of actual male-female assassins in that time period? So (guessing here) if there was one real life female assassin for every twenty male ones, then in-game a female avatar should show up for every 20 male avatars.

    Or if you are going for the actual console playing percentages, then (again a guesstimate) how about 1 in 10? Publishers, through things such as PSN, Live and UPlay will have detailed stats on how many of which sex are playing games such as Assassins Creed games.

    Or you could look at the gaming press to get the right mix. Let's look at Eurogamer to see what the male-female mix is and extrapolate that into the frequency of female avatar appearances in Unity co-op.

    So if you are just looking at the main Editorial Team, then it would be:

    1 in 12

    If you are looking at the Eurogamer staff as a whole then it would be:

    1 in 23

    We could add contributors to the list, meaning that it would now be:

    3 in 41

    (by the way, is there a reason why the female contributors are listed last? Is it based on number of contributions? When 'joined'? Or something else?)

    At the end of the day, the fact is that gaming, and especially console gaming, is primarily a male oriented hobby. Just attending the EGX shows that. And while there are many and good reasons why it's important to show more equality in games, especially as stories and characters are now so well defined, to try and pretend that the reason for doing so is because the male/female population split is roughly equal is an argument that is beyond flawed.
    Reply +66
  • Far Cry 4 "almost" had female co-op characters

  • rotmm 12/06/2014

    Next up:

    Naughty Dog won't include the ability to play through Uncharted 4 as Natalie Drake because it's double the animations, it's double the voices, all that stuff and double the visual assets

    I do hope ND get challenged on this.
    Reply -7
  • Ubisoft holding back an unannounced, finished Wii U game until console sells more

  • rotmm 10/06/2014

    @Ultonian "They are happy to release XBox One games. This has sold 4.5 million units world wide."

    Sorry, what Xbox One exclusive have Ubisoft released?
    Reply +14
  • rotmm 10/06/2014

    @Malek86 "That seems like an insanely haphazard way of doing business."

    Actually, I'd say that investing heavily in developing products for consoles before they do to market is a far more haphazard way to do business. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that these companies do invest because otherwise we would have nothing to play on our new machines ;)

    At the moment, Ubi have 2 options with this game.

    1) Wait for enough consoles to be in homes that they feel they can get a return on both the investment in the game and the subsequent marking campaign to get the WiiU owning public excited.

    2) Cut their losses, don't invest in marketing and send the game out in to the market to die.

    I can understand why they have decided to hold it back for now.
    Reply +18
  • Tomodachi Life review

  • rotmm 06/06/2014

    @Pacman8MyGhostkart "You are making a joke right?

    You really aren't as thick as your comment suggests, or are you?"

    You are making a joke right?

    You really aren't as thick as your comment suggests, or are you?
    Reply +4
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead writer lands Star Wars film

  • rotmm 23/05/2014

    @tarasis "Seems Whitta has been trying to alter history so as to not get in trouble with his new bosses"

    That's amusing :)
    Reply +3
  • It looks like Nintendo is working on Wii Music for Wii U

  • rotmm 23/05/2014

    @nickthegun "Im fairly sure the Wii Music reviews were anything but mixed."

    From the 20's to the 90's is, I'd say, the very definition of mixed ;)

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/wii-music/critic-reviews
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  • Xbox One external storage support coming in June

  • rotmm 21/05/2014

    This is a really positive addition and I'm glad the external storage doesn't have to be some MS 'approved' type like the memory cards were of old (or today in the case of the vita).

    Also like the fact that I can significantly expand my storage while not 'losing' the 512gb that the console already comes with.

    A rare win/win from MS so far this generation.
    Reply +21
  • Microsoft reveals the Surface Pro 3

  • rotmm 21/05/2014

    This is the first Surface I've actually been interested in.

    I don't think interested enough to actually buy one now, but certainly interested enough to keep an eye on it and see if I can pick up a bargain once its been out a few months.
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  • Video: Wolfenstein: The New Order's retro Easter egg revealed

  • rotmm 20/05/2014

    @MrTomFTW You earned a +1 from me for that gif :) Reply +1
  • rotmm 20/05/2014

    @green_nifta "Please could you add a spoiler warning to the article?"

    Not wanting to be overly pedantic, but isn't the title of the story enough to tell you EXACTLY what you're going to see if you click on it?
    Reply +2
  • rotmm 20/05/2014

    So you can play the Xbox One version of the game from within the PS4 version? Kewl!


    Boom, Tish. I am available for bookings.
    Reply +47
  • UK retailer John Lewis sells Wii U cheap as chips

  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    @SpartanSpur "The sad thing about this is that you can guarantee the vast majority of people who bought these were not Nintendo fans/passionate gamers. It's a shame as I would have dipped in at that price just to play their first party games."

    There is an argument to say that the Nintendo fans/passionate gamers would have already bought a Wii U.

    So this deal going to those who are not part of that demographic is no loss to anyone and potentially gains Nintendo more fans in the future.
    Reply +3
  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    OOS sadly :( Reply 0
  • PS4 and Xbox One double sales of predecessors during first six months in US

  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    @picka_vi_materina "Yeah, and how much did the PS3 cost?"

    You're right. Like the XB1, it was the most expensive console at the time at $499/599.
    Reply 0
  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    @Suarez07 Yes. Though obviously a number generated from guesswork multiplied by a rumour ;) Reply 0
  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    @Suarez07 "So if anyone can be bothered, we can figure out what Sony actually sold, if we find those figures"

    Gaf worked April 13 sales to be around 100K.
    Reply -4
  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    @Bananazniper "That's not middling, that's a disaster."

    No, a disaster was the PS3 selling 82K at the same point in its lifetime.
    Reply -1
  • rotmm 16/05/2014

    @dogmanstaruk "On a whole both consoles are preforming far better than the previous consoles, yet some still say the XO is a disaster."

    It's all about perception and in terms of the Microsoft reversal of fortune in it's home market vs Sony, the perception is that they are failing.

    Of course, the console wars aren't won or lost in the first few months. But early mistakes can still define the rest of the console generation.

    An example of this is that the Xbox 360 became the de-facto "lead console" for developers, because it was easier to develop for, was the early top selling system in the markets where game development was strongest and was arguably the most powerful games console.

    It's already clear that the PS4 will be the lead development console this generation. While that doesn't in any way mean the end of the XB1 (just as it didn't mean the end of the PS3) it does give gamers the impression that it is the 'better' games console. It also means there will be more games released for it and they will pretty much all run better.

    So there will be a serious uphill battle for MS to try and counteract that perception. And whereas in the past Sony had "PlayStation-Centric" markets to offset losing the sales lead in the key English Speaking markets, Microsoft doesn't have those and is losing momentum in the markets where it was strong last gen.

    Of course this could actually be good for Xbox gamers. When Sony launched the PS3 it had rested on it's laurels and had a dire release catalogue. However, having to "try harder" to win back gamers meant some of the best games of the generation.
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