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  • Riptor hits Killer Instinct tomorrow

  • rotmm 16/12/2014

    @Jozeph "Orchid did have a flash finisher in the original Killer Instinct"

    Never knew that, but I chuckled. That said, I hope we've all moved along enough that (a) we don't support games that have tit-flashing and (b) we don't pass out at the sight of breasts. ;)
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  • Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

  • rotmm 14/12/2014

    @Kilboy "The official remote won't work on your TV without kinect so you can't mute or change volume etc."

    Just a quick heads up that you can get a pretty cheap IR cable from somewhere like Amazon or ebay. MS thought this through enough to have a 3.5mm port in the back of the XB1 for those that didn't want Kinect plugged in.
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  • Today, Sony is selling PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles for just 19.94 each

  • rotmm 10/12/2014

    Nice to see a poster of Tomb Raider III there in the window, one of the games that Sony moneyhatted console exclusivity for after the original was such a huge multiplatform success ;) Reply 0
  • Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • rotmm 09/12/2014

    @null "Loved the reboot which I'm sad enough to admit I own for both the PS4 and XO."

    I have it for 360, PC and XB1. And no, it doesn't make sense to keep buying the same game ;)
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  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review

  • rotmm 09/12/2014

    @Laserbream "That guy in the banner pic at the top of the article, fourth on the right. Is he wearing pharaonic regalia and... cream chinos?"

    Good spot.

    Our modern day "Chino" comes from the Middle Egyptian period word "Chineton" meaning Boater or Shipmate.
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  • Is Uncharted 4 the generational leap we were hoping for?

  • rotmm 08/12/2014

    @grassyknoll "We don't even know the type of AA or resolution of Quantum Break yet."

    You do realise that he didn't say QB had more pixels, ran faster or used a superior type of AA?

    He said that he felt QB looks better. That's all.
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  • Street Fighter 5 exclusive to PC and PS4

  • rotmm 05/12/2014

    @man.the.king "I was not a gamer before then, and the only things I was interested in prior to 2006 were books (still my favorite activity)"

    I've never really liked you (not that I actually know you, but your digital persona anyway).

    But you having a love of books has completely changed my opinion on you.

    Top bloke!
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  • rotmm 05/12/2014

    @grassyknoll "SF 4 sold over 3.3 million copies & 8 million in total with expansions. It's huge"

    Precisely. Those kinds of numbers show exactly why Capcom wouldn't find the funding for the sequel. With those numbers than can have barely broken even, if that.

    Thank the lord for Sony recognising it's not all about making money and have thrown a few trucks full of cash at Capcom as a public service to just get this game made.

    This is totally different to MS stealing a game that sold 6.5m copies and was always going to get a sequel anyway, as 6.5m is a real money maker.

    8.8m though? Nope.
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  • Watch us play new Lara Croft live from 5pm GMT

  • rotmm 05/12/2014

    @X23 "You can order the extras off the Square store. Threw the link at my brother with a heavy nudge for Christmas."

    Didn't think to go to the SQ store. Thanks for the heads up.

    Sadly it looks like the US store is selling the extras as a separate, whereas in the EU store I will still need to order either the PS4 or PC version of the game to get the extras. And while I have a more than capable PC, this game for me is a lounge title so will be buying on the XB1.

    Cheers anyway.
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  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    Gold Edition with the cool Lara minifigure is not coming to Xbox means I don't care for this game.

    Or some shit like that anyway.
    Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: The Crew

  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @leonardomuniz Thanks for letting me know. That makes more sense, though from the video above (yes youtube and yes compressed) it doesn't look any better from the few hours I played. Reply 0
  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    Honestly, after playing the beta on XB1, I'm surprised that it's 1080p. I really thought it was 720p. Looks really rough around the edges. Reply +59
  • BBC iPlayer finally arrives on Xbox One today

  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @RawShark "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... New material please"

    Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall and Jimmy Saville walk into an Irish Bar. The Barman asks them, "What are yew tree doing here?"
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  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    TV, TV, TV..... Reply -23
  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @scawp "This has always been the case, many games and DLC on PS3 are/were more expensive then their 360 equivalents, Rocksmith songs for example."

    Part of this was, as you highlighted, down to the MS Points system. It was generally favourable to UK users as the points exchange rate meant most things were slightly cheaper on the Live store.

    The other issue was that Sony charged developers per GB download (for both paid content as well as free stuff like demos) on PS3 and some developers priced their DLC and other content accordingly to take that extra charge into consideration.

    This was done to help pay for PSN infrastructure costs, whereas these were covered by the Live subscription so developers could deliver their content for free on Xbox 360.

    No idea if Sony still charges developers for downloads on PS4, but I suspect not and therefore doubt that could be a reason for this price discrepancy.
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  • Destiny will upgrade your exotics - but there's a heavy price to pay

  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @melnificent "You put a GLIMMER of cream on your finger and apply it to the Haemorrhoids with a LIGHT touch. The ENGRAMS are to make you think it'll get better."

    Well if only Bungie had put a popup note in the game that directed me to their website where I could read all about creaming my haemorrhoids, then I'd feel much better.

    Oh, and +1 ;)
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  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @kinky_mong "All these different upgrade materials and currencies are becoming more convoluted and confusing than an episode of Goldenballs."

    It's one of the rare games I traded, not because I didn't enjoy the core gameplay, but because I am just too simple minded to figure out what the fuck I had to do to level up once past Level 20. Glimmer, Light, Engrams, Hemorrhoids, etc.

    I may not be the sharpest bulb in the picnic basket, but to me it all felt a little to wilfully complicated.
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  • PS4 gets TV from Sky app

  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @seasidebaz "if this follows the pattern of Now TV release then the app may come to the One within a week..."

    Don't think so with this one. It was about 6 months ago that they announced this coming to PS4 "by the end of the year", but so far there has been no mention of any kind of XB1 timeframe at all.

    I think MS have really dropped the ball in this area in the UK. No BBC iPlayer, no BT Sports (which was mooted before launch of the XB1) and no Sky Go.
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  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    @onemoresolo "It was more useful when four devices could be registered as standard, rather than reducing it to two and then charging for what was previously included"

    True. It's also now only "small" devices that can be included in the two "free" devices. The Xbox 360 and now PS4 app can only be used if you stump up for the Go Extra.

    Still, I do kind of understand it because more than one person I know used a family members Sky sub to essentially get free sky in their home.
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  • rotmm 04/12/2014

    TV, TV, TV..... Reply -3
  • Sony announces PS1-themed PlayStation 4

  • rotmm 03/12/2014

    Looks super pretty, really love the etching of the PS symbols on there.

    Strange that they are including the camera in the box though.
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  • Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

  • rotmm 02/12/2014

    @superfurry "Still don't understand how they can charge Xbox owners the same money for less content. It's not as if the DLC is substantial with it either"

    I suppose the way to look at it is that Xbox and PS owners are paying for the same content, but Sony paid for some extra content for each PS Destiny owner.

    It's something we have come to expect with the full game (extra content for one platform or the other) but I don't think there are many (any?) instances where paid for DLC has significantly more content on one platform for the same price.

    Maybe that's why it leaves a slightly bitter taste in the mouth?
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  • Sir Clive Sinclair crowdfunding new ZX Spectrum computer

  • rotmm 02/12/2014

    @Murton "Then the Xbox and the internet happened and we have the flame wars you see now. Whether this is because MS did and still do fuel the wars as part of their marketing or if its all because of the internet, I don't know."

    Yes, terrible MS and their partisan marketing strategies started all of these flame wars!

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  • Editor's blog: Aoife Wilson joins Eurogamer

  • rotmm 01/12/2014

    Welcome to Aoife and congrats on the promotions for the other team members. Reply +9
  • Limbo launches on Xbox One free for early adopters

  • rotmm 24/11/2014

    @Jonabob87 Have you checked your messages on the XB1. The story is wrong, there was no email sent out, just a message on live. Reply +26
  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • rotmm 22/11/2014

    @grassyknoll "I know when I'm reading bullshit about shipped sales & a company is creating a narrative that they're doing far better than they actually are."

    Creating a narrative to suit your bias is not quite the same as knowing when you are reading bullshit, rather peddling a line of your own bullshit.
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  • Face-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • rotmm 22/11/2014

    @mjlimpreza "Is it me or are these Digital Foundry articles getting more and more like splitting hairs?"

    I'd call 1080 v 900 slightly more than splitting hairs ;)

    But yes, I get your point. But thus such comparisons have always been.
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  • HBO GO is now go on Xbox One (in the US)

  • rotmm 20/11/2014

    @UkHardcore23 How so? The iPlayer part disappearing? Reply 0
  • rotmm 20/11/2014

    TV, TV, TV....... Reply -4
  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • rotmm 20/11/2014

    While framerate dips in driving is disappointing, having the same in shooting sections is far more negatively impactful in a gameplay sense. Reply 0
  • GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

  • rotmm 19/11/2014

    @philipweber "This is really an article? Is this what gamers have become? Good Lord lol"

    300+ comments so far says it is :/
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  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • rotmm 17/11/2014

    I'm starting to think that XBBB is a parody account.

    Or rather, I'm "hoping" it's a parody account. Please let him not be that deluded
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  • rotmm 17/11/2014

    The framerate does chug a little at time, but I have to admit that I'm really enjoying this game.

    And my oh my does it look good.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • rotmm 17/11/2014

    @null "...Shouldn't it be more like 50% difference in"


    Ah, wait. This is a UK chart, worldwide sales numbers have nothing to do with it and there was also a XB1 Bundle.

    Reply +5
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

  • rotmm 10/11/2014

    @XBBB FFS, the fanboy is strong within you :(

    It's people like you, with a constant stream of unashamedly biased posts, that make comment threads like these almost unbearable to wade through.

    Or, in this case, actually unbearable to wade through, as 1/3 of the way down and I've just given up the will to carry on.

    So thank you for that.
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  • Which PS4 games block Share Play?

  • rotmm 07/11/2014

    "Driveclub: Works fine"

    Not something you hear very often :p
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  • Gamer Network is now hiring!

  • rotmm 06/11/2014

    I don't really have any of the above skills, but:

    Hopefully such a positive attitude will go a long way to considering me.

    Thank you.
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  • What's the deal with steering wheels for PS4 and Xbox One?

  • rotmm 06/11/2014

    Good read, thanks. This is the kind of stuff I come to Eurogamer for. Reply +11
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition's EA Access trial detailed

  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @Playstationman "Microsoft are doing that just fine by themselves
    Taking TombRaider away from other gamers for a year
    AC Unity being dumbed down for parity.
    COD & Minecraft being blocked from Shareplay."

    Holy fuck! Now no Shareplay on CoD is down to MS too???
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @George-Roper "And for the record, PS+ works because its supplementary."

    A bit of revisionism there? PlayStation Plus was launched essentially as a 'free games' service, is still a essentially a 'free games' service on the platform it launched on, is also a 'free games' service on the Vita and it's only on PS4 where the requirement for online gaming has been added.

    I'd argue that it's the online play element that's supplementary to the core PS+ offering.
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @UncleLou As an aside, I'm really pissed off by the lack of demos. As George-Roper also said in an earlier post, I bought a lot of games based off the demo.

    Now admittedly, I don't think many of them were full release titles (with the memorable exception of the original BioShock, where the demo blew me away) but rather on the arcade titles on the 360.

    That was a fantastic idea that you basically downloaded the full game, played to a point and then got a "Press X to buy and continue, unlocking your achievements at the same time" kind of thing.

    I bought so many smaller titles that I wouldn't have even considered through that.

    It's just a shame that MS's hand was forced by the competing console of the day having no such "restrictive practice" in place, essentially killing demo's even for smaller games this gen.

    So now I don't buy the smaller/indie titles. Sad.
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @UncleLou "It is a demo"

    So FIFA 15 on early access is also a demo?

    So what does that make the FIFA 15 demo then?

    Look, I can see your point. I just don't agree with it. I also don't think the 'facts' (which are always, of course, very much open to interpretation) support your view that this is somehow a demo in disguise and is the reason EA haven't made a demo to release on all platforms.

    The facts (again, open to interpretation are)

    1) There are almost no full retail releases on XB1/PS4 that have demos
    2) EA are one of the better companies at releasing demo versions, though mostly for their sports titles
    3) EA have released demos for games also available on Early Access

    All of which would lead to the conclusion that they are using DA as a promotional tool to sell the benefits of EA Access rather than using EA Access as a promotional tool to sell DA.

    And as you said earlier, a demo is a marketing tool to sell the game. Here (as you also said earlier, funnily enough) they are using a popular franchise to help sell EA Access.
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @Xboxfanuk "...and often times can misrepresent the game (especially open world ones)."

    Wasn't that Sucker Punch's reason for not making a demo for Infamous 3?
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @Avaloner "Also - how many AAA titles have released demos on Steam in the past 6 months?"

    Full of AAA games :/
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @UncleLou "You get full games as part of the subscription service as long as you are a subscriber. It's pretty obvious that that's not the same thing."

    But your beef with the EA Early Access seems to be that they are using it to entice users to subscribe who wouldn't maybe do so otherwise, but offering something 'enhanced' over non-subscribers, which is exactly what PS+ is.

    However, the real meat of the matter is.... it's not a demo. As stated earlier, EA have released demos (which is to be credited, as many other publishers don't) for games that they also have on early access.

    If EA see a benefit in also releasing a demo for DA, to entice all of those gamers who aren't a subscriber on Xbox or play on other platforms, then they will.

    And it will be entirely different than offering a subscriber benefit of being able to play a few hours of the full game in any way they want.
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @UncleLou "Because it's meant as an incentive to subscribe."

    Of course it is. But those subscribers are getting access to the full game, time limited, of a title that recent history shows wouldn't get a demo anyway.

    Would you rag on PS+ for essentially also offering stuff free that non-subscribers have to pay for? Those indie games that are offered as part of PS+ on the day of release on the service are essentially elongated demos themselves, just behind a paywall.
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @UncleLou "I find this is a bit a semantic discussion. I've certainly played several hundreds of demos since I play games..."

    Not recently you haven't, not on console at least.

    To be fair, EA are one of the only companies that are still releasing Demo's. NHL 15 was available on early access (6 hours gameplay) but has a separate demo. FIFA 15 was available on early access (6 hours gameplay) and again had a separate demo.

    If EA saw the marketing vs cost benefits of making a DA demo, then they would.

    However, as you have no doubt noticed, demo's on console are a dying breed, even in the indie space.

    There was a time when Microsoft wouldn't allow an XBLA game on the service without a demo (essentially the full game locked to a point). However, with pressure from Sony and gamers saying such practises were anti-indie, we now have no demo's.

    In the AA/AAA space the number of demo's started to decline midway through the generation. Whether or not it had anything to do with Sony charging publishers per MB downloaded or not is up for debate, but there is also a belief that a demo has as much chance of turning a potential purchaser off a game as it does selling it, so having to pay for both the creation of the demo as well as the later distribution (costs of which could run in to the hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars if it's popular) makes it a risk for many titles.

    And the console manufacturers themselves aren't leading the way here, with (I believe) no demo for Knack, Ryse, Driveclub, Killzone 3, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Zoo Tycoon, Infamous Second Son, etc.

    So when is a demo a demo or "early access"? Well, considering EA have released true to life demo's for games they have also released on early access, I feel fairly confident in saying the latter is a subscriber benefit and not a demo.

    Would there be a 'demo' for DA if there wasn't early access? I'd suggest not, as EA have already shown themselves willing to do demo's for games where they see it makes sense.
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  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @UncleLou "lots of demos let you keep the progress if you buy the full game."

    I'm struggling to think of many here.

    Anyway, it's a moot point as this isn't a demo but rather the full game with a 6 hour play limit.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 gets 55-track CD and vinyl soundtrack

  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    @IronSoldier "Is that Lindsay Lohan pictured on the album sleeve?"

    I chuckled, well done :D
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  • Football Manager 2015 review

  • rotmm 04/11/2014

    "He developed an innovative 3-3-2-1 formation"

    Maybe if you played with a full team you would have enjoyed the game more than a 6/10? :p
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