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  • Project Cars shooting for 1080p 60fps on both Xbox One and PS4

  • scuffpuppies 29/09/2014

    @globalisateur
    Another damage control article from Eurogamer to hide the main information of this article
    By the way, is "Outside Xbox" affiliated with Microsoft in a way? Do you get paid by them?
    Absolutely hysterical. One day you have people screaming "Eurogamer are Microsoft sponsored whores" then the following day "Eurogamer are Sony sponsored whores".

    Deliberately trying not to pander or aggravate the fanboys paddling in the shallow end of the gene pool is an unfortunately required skill-set by EG writers these days. Choosing not to fan the flames is not the same as bias.

    *psst* I think you forgot your arm bands.
    Reply +4
  • Yogventures replacement TUG delayed due to layoffs

  • scuffpuppies 27/09/2014

    The name "TUG" just makes me smile. Childish I know, but still... Reply +7
  • Far Cry 4 trailer explains kidnapping etiquette, according to Pagan Min

  • scuffpuppies 27/09/2014

    Complete openworld co-op? Friends who don't own FC4 still able to join in via downloading a free client app? Sold! Even if it was FarCry3 with co-op campaign added I'd buy it.

    It's going to be hysterical playing FarCry4 with a mate. Can't wait.
    Reply +1
  • Someone's found a new loot farming cave in Destiny

  • scuffpuppies 26/09/2014

    @jinglejangle
    I agree. I'm level 28 and have found no need to loot farm. Hunting for spinemetal however has become a separate issue entirely.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 26/09/2014

    @cashsun
    People...just...ah...

    get a life.
    Just got your first girlfriend? Feeling unique? Bless.
    Reply -4
  • The Witcher 3's Geralt: "The truth is, he was a relatively handsome man"

  • scuffpuppies 26/09/2014

    @morriss
    'The Witcher' and 'The Witcher 2' are built upon the choices you make from the very outset, and continue through both games.
    Friendships have been formed or betrayed, lives lost or saved, to the point of where the 'The Witcher 2's' main antagonist either lives or dies due to the choices the player makes. Unlike Mass Effect or Dragon Age, these choices have far reaching consequences that dramatically effect Geralt, Temeria, and the game's inhabitants.

    So my point is, for example, in The Witcher 3, is Letho alive or dead? Is Saskia alive or is the dragon slain? What about Iorveth and Roche? Or doesn't it really matter as TW3 is beginning fresh ignoring some of the events of TW2, opting to pander those new to the series rather than service the veterans?
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 26/09/2014

    One question I have is which ending to The Witcher 2 was cannon? I have to admit being slightly disappointed that none of my decisions will be carried over (especially as some of those choices were literally world changing).

    Regardless, TW3 is my most anticipated game of 2015.
    Reply +1
  • How a passion for Zelda is driving Dynasty Warriors to fresh audiences

  • scuffpuppies 26/09/2014

    @grassyknoll
    I know this reply is a couple of days late. However....

    I completely agree about ZombiU. It rates as my favourite zombie themed game of all time, and equally one of my favourite survival horror games in over a decade.

    Yes it was rough around the edges, and yes the introduction of new player characters was sloppy, but the on the whole ZombiU was a fantastic game. Absolutely fantastic. I actually only bought the Wii U at launch for this one game, something I have't done since the N64 and Mario 64 (oddly both Nintendo platforms).

    Anyway, just wanted to comment.
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  • scuffpuppies 24/09/2014

    @bobomb
    People like myself are interested in hearing more about the process of these collaborations and those possibly forthcoming.

    Not meaning to be too pedantic, but if you have no interest in the topic or genre in general...why are you reading it?
    Reply +9
  • Yes, Triad Wars is free to play, but is it pay to win?

  • scuffpuppies 24/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey
    That's kind of my point. More often than not, the business model comes before the game. In such instances it's destined to fail. Gamer's are among the most savvy consumers on the planet and can see when a game comes second place to the business model.

    We don't know what arraignment Square Enix and United Front have, and what was written in the small print during the bailout. But something tells me SE wanted a F2P game in their line-up, saw the success of Sleeping Dogs, and Triad Wars was born. It was always going to use the F2P model before a single finger touched a keyboard.

    If that is the case, it's not looking good.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 24/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey
    I do agree with you. However many publishers are seeing F2P as a licence to print money. Those companies generally being out of touch with consumers, such as Square Enix, EA, etc.

    The majority of successful F2P titles have chosen that business model because it suits their game. The unsuccessful games choose the F2P model, and THEN design a game around it.

    I have a feeling Triad Wars was F2P before any thought went into the actual game itself.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 24/09/2014

    Can't help but feel disappointed. F2P is this generation's curse. Reply +18
  • Titanfall IMC Rising map pack out tomorrow

  • scuffpuppies 24/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    To be honest though, I haven't been very supportive of Titanfall of late. I've bought all the maps packs but just haven't found the time to play them, and with the fourth quarter game rush beginning this week free time will probably be spent on new games for a while.

    I will try and get back to it though.
    Reply 0
  • scuffpuppies 24/09/2014

    I absolutely love the game. One of my favourite MP games in years. Great fun, and great community too. Reply +12
  • Bastard of the Old Republic

  • scuffpuppies 21/09/2014

    I ran 'god guy' on my first play-through, and 'bad dude' on my second. Actually ever since KOTOR, that has always been the order I play RPG's (those that allow two personalities to emerge).

    My initial time with 'Knights of The Old Republic' was the first SP campaign that took me close to the 50hr mark to complete. It was an incredible experience.
    Reply +4
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Forza Horizon 2 demo

  • scuffpuppies 18/09/2014

    Horizon was my favourite racing game from last gen', and I'm so excited for Horizon 2. Can't wait. Reply +10
  • Final Fantasy 15 demo coming in March - report

  • scuffpuppies 17/09/2014

    2015 is setting up to be one Hell of a year for gamers. Bloody expensive too. Reply +7
  • How video games are helping to build a new generation

  • scuffpuppies 14/09/2014

    @Esppiral
    A quick two minute search on both your PSN and XBL profiles say that you haven't actually played Destiny.

    So you're judging and condemning a game from the alpha/beta (on last gen)? Don't you think you should reserve your "My opinion is the right opinion" until you've actually played the full game?

    Regardless, my initial point wasn't about whether Destiny was a good game or not, but simply that it isn't a flop.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 14/09/2014

    @Esppiral
    Not sure I'd call the most successful launch of a new I.P in gaming history exactly a flop. Regardless of whether you like Destiny (or have even played it), it's selling shitloads of units right now.

    Personally I've loved every hour so far.
    Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Destiny

  • scuffpuppies 13/09/2014

    Looking forward to Destiny 2. Leaving the 360 and PS3 to the history books and concentrating development towards the PS4/XBO/PC platforms will undoubtedly broaden the scope of the series. Clearly getting Destiny to run on eight year old tech played a huge part in pairing back the design goals.

    Maybe Destiny 2 will be the game Bungie always intended...and with a coherent story too.
    Reply +13
  • Dying Light gets a January release date

  • scuffpuppies 12/09/2014

    @jabberwocky
    Unfortunately 'Riptide' was equally messed up, but considering the quick turnaround of the project that was to be expected.

    'Dying Light' however has been in development for 3+ years so far, added to the experience gained from 'Dead Island' & 'Riptide' respectively, the prospects for a more stable game are looking favourable. I only wish they would ditch CE4 for a more proven engine. Their games are good fun, but their proprietary technology holds them back.

    I would absolutely love 'Dying Light' to prove me wrong though.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 12/09/2014

    @jabberwocky
    Techland are still using their 'Chrome Engine 4', so yes, I imagine the glitches and bugs will follow suit as with all CE4 powered games. Credit to them for continuing development on their proprietary engine and middleware, but it's never been very good; and pretty fugly too.

    I've been a fan of Techland for over eight years, but have no illusion's regarding their abilities.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 12/09/2014

    @TheDoctor11
    Also.... (clears throat)..... WAH WAH WAH pre order DLC WAH WAH WAH. Yeah if you don't like it then don't buy it, you're the ones missing out.
    That's kind of the point fella. People are missing out.

    DLC with Collectors and Limited Edition's are fine, but pre-order content is a shit business practice. Always has been.
    Reply +5
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • scuffpuppies 11/09/2014

    Played through the entire game (Story and Strike missions) twice now, from beginning to end while off work, and still haven't a clue what the story is truly about. One thing that did stand out is how much shorter and smaller Destiny is compared with what Bungie have been telling us.

    I'm struggling to find things to do already.
    Reply +3
  • Halo review

  • scuffpuppies 08/09/2014

    @ROMhack
    It was a launch title and as such the marketing for the XBOX was geared heavily around Halo. However it wasn't any different than Sony pushing Wipeout or Tekken during the PSX Western launch, SEGA marketing the Hell out of Sonic The Hedgehog for the Megadrive, or Nintendo and Super Mario Bros during the SNES launch.

    As easy as it may appear to blame Microsoft for beginning the hype train approach in marketing games, the truth is that train had been running a long time before Microsoft hitched themselves a carriage.
    Reply +1
  • Elder Scrolls Online dev confirms lay-offs

  • scuffpuppies 04/09/2014

    @Darren
    To be fair though it takes all of what? Five seconds to enter your password into FF14:RR on the PS4? It's not that big an inconvenience really.
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  • scuffpuppies 04/09/2014

    Zenimax are running close to missing their optimum launch window for the consoles. If TESO launches in the last quarter of the fiscal year (Jan-Apri '15) it'll be running headlong into collection of mammoth titles all fighting for the same shelf space and gamer's money.

    New PS4/XBO gamer's are desperate for anything that's not cross-gen right now, so for Zenimax to hold TESO back indicates possible technical issues with the ports. I was originally really looking forward to this.
    Reply +3
  • The Evil Within shuffles forwards again

  • scuffpuppies 03/09/2014

    @Sancezzio
    Don't download the pre-order DLC then. It's not on the disk or with the main digital file, but downloaded separately from each platform's respective store. I don't download any "boosters" either if any are sent with the game and prefer the vanilla experience.

    Simples.
    Reply +1
  • PewDiePie no longer allows comments on his videos

  • scuffpuppies 03/09/2014

    @BeardedGamerUK
    Ah, so that explains the $1000 and not 1000 donation.

    Crafty buggy.
    Reply -2
  • Video: How exactly does Far Cry 4 differ from the last game?

  • scuffpuppies 02/09/2014

    Fingers crossed FarCry 5 will deliver a genuine evolution to the series and finally resign cross-gen development to the history books. Reply +3
  • Diablo 3 patch 2.1 out this week

  • scuffpuppies 26/08/2014

    @Calverz
    It's written at the top of the article page above the main title what platforms are being discussed (and in the games featured in this article window). In this instance 'Mac/PC'.
    Reply 0
  • Hooray for games that are hard to talk about

  • scuffpuppies 23/08/2014

    One of the more pleasant articles I've read at EG on a Saturday morning. Thanks Chris. Reply +4
  • The Last of Us getting two new multiplayer maps for free

  • scuffpuppies 22/08/2014

    Still haven't played the MP yet (work, family etc). To those that play Factions, is it too late for someone to begin from scratch? By that I mean, will I struggle against more seasoned gamer's or is it easy enough to compete for new players? Reply 0
  • P.T.'s craziest Easter egg translated

  • scuffpuppies 21/08/2014

    @aidenjamespoysden
    I think that 2-0-4-8-6-3 is a date that could become 2048 6th of march or 2048 june 3rd. So i think that those could be possible dates in which the portal to another dimension will open.
    Fingers crossed it's not the release date.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

  • scuffpuppies 21/08/2014

    @Tomahawk
    To combat the "core" gamer (or those that are concern by such things) from rushing and completing the game during a trial, they might lock out the achievements until you buy it.
    Reply +2
  • Sony confirms "reduction in workforce" at inFamous dev Sucker Punch

  • scuffpuppies 20/08/2014

    @chanandler
    Subsidisation from Sony (either from licencing or development costs) will have covered the expected losses from 'Second Son' being a launch window title.

    The greatest game in the world launched on a platform four months old won't (initially) sell as many units as an average game on an eight year old platform. The developers know this, as do the publisher and platform-holder. It's all taken into account when financing the game (otherwise no one would develop exclusively for new consoles in the first couple of years).
    Reply +21
  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • scuffpuppies 19/08/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77
    To be fair, Microsoft have done a commendable job in addressing many of those issues.
    Reply +11
  • Xbox One's August update updates activity feed, unlocks 3D Blu-Ray

  • scuffpuppies 18/08/2014

    @Krane
    I really want to buy XO but when only they sort out this box to the point its playable. Hopfully before Dance Central comes out.
    Something tells me you've never actually used an XBO, and all your information is gathered from XBOX hating fanboys.

    Since owning both the PS4 and XBOX One since launch, the XBO has been and continues to be, a pleasure to use. It's fast, intuitive, and as simple or feature rich as anyone wishes it to be.

    Perhaps you'd best get some experience with the XBO before posting fanboy baiting comments.
    Reply +10
  • Hohokum review

  • scuffpuppies 18/08/2014

    @retroflux
    Ahh. Thank you. You're a gentleman, a scholar, and one of the cool kids too.

    Edit:
    @motorwrists Thank you.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 18/08/2014

    It swings from hyper-cool French electro to post-apocalyptic M82, altering the tone of a scene with unusual swiftness.
    Can someone explain to me who or what music this is? Quite depressingly it's clear I'm not part of the cool kids anymore *sigh*.
    Reply +14
  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • scuffpuppies 17/08/2014

    @Sh00terStu
    More anti-Xbox propaganda from this Sony sponsored 'news' outlet.
    Either you genuinely are a new user and just happen to be ill-informed, poorly educated, and a clearly biased fanboy? Or you're an EG regular with another "throwaway" account who feels the need to duplicate their opinion in a vain attempt to convey a growing consensus within the community?

    Next time change your writing style between newly set-up accounts. You'll be less obvious at least.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 16/08/2014

    Wonderful article Oli.

    Along with Wesley's infamous Cevat Yerli interview, Eurogamer are really shining right now. Keep it up guys.
    Reply +9
  • PlayStation 4's Share Play feature limited to 60-minute sessions

  • scuffpuppies 15/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    Or at least prioritize the order of downloads.
    Reply -1
  • scuffpuppies 15/08/2014

    Personally I always thought this was a great idea. There have been numerous instances I've tried to talk some of my preferred co-op friends into buying a game they're unsure of. Streaming game-play footage is all well and good, but clearly not ideal. This way they can get their hands on the game and try it for themselves.

    I can see those guys using this a lot actually.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft discussing Xbox Entertainment Studios sale with Warner Bros. - report

  • scuffpuppies 15/08/2014

    Moving in the right direction, and helps undo the mess that Mattrick left behind.

    Let the game division and developers concentrate on games, and the TV/Movie producers concentrate on developing extended content to compliment MS games and MS platforms. Neither interfering with the other.

    Say what you want about the poor decisions Microsoft made last year, since launch they've been treating the XBO platform and gamer's with a lot more respect. Perhaps eating a little humble pie did Microsoft's gaming division a world of good.

    Fanboy disclaimer: I own both the XBO and PS4.
    Reply +4
  • Ubisoft: only "vocal minority" complains about number of Assassin's Creed games

  • scuffpuppies 14/08/2014

    @bad09
    Exactly.
    Reply 0
  • scuffpuppies 14/08/2014

    @ShortTallT
    Has nothing to do with whether or not I buy them all. We're constantly bombarded by Assassin's Creed in one way or another, all year round. It leaves no room for excitement. No breathing space.
    Reply +9
  • scuffpuppies 14/08/2014

    It's not that I dislike Assassin's Creed games. I enjoy them. But I'm growing apathetic to the series, and that's Ubisoft's fault. Reply +4
  • The Crew won't release on PS3 and Wii U due to different "technical infrastructure"

  • scuffpuppies 14/08/2014

    @mouseymouse
    clearly ubisoft are tired of sony

    good, sony need to die as a company
    I'll be glad when the school holiday's are over.
    Reply +33
  • scuffpuppies 14/08/2014

    The fact the Ubisoft are able to easily port 'The Crew' over to eight year old hardware is more than a little disappointing for the game in general.

    The sooner developers and publishers leave the 360/PS3 behind the better. I'm sick of cross-gen releases already, and it's only been nine months.
    Reply +3