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  • Halo 3: ODST Master Chief Collection release date spotted

  • scuffpuppies 27/05/2015

    @Olmo
    Gutted.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 27/05/2015

    Really looking forward to this. Been a good week so far. Magicka 2 and now ODST. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • scuffpuppies 24/05/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    Was only teasing in one of my earlier comments. Hope you didn't think I was being nasty, that's not my thing. No offence intended fella.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 24/05/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    Aw well , if you are not fast your last eh?
    Unfortunately that's not always true; just ask my wife :confused:
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 24/05/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    @IronSoldier So what have you been playing recently mate, have you had a chance to play The Witcher3?.
    Iron asked me to tell you he's not ready to start dating anyone new right now, but he likes you as a friend. You'll find someone. ;)
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 23/05/2015

    @Simatron3000
    It can be very dark at times. I had four (in game) days of continuous rain and heavy storms last night, when the sun eventually came out I was so happy.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 23/05/2015

    Absolutely loving The Witcher 3, and all my fears of it being casualised for new gamers was unfounded. Brilliant end to my favourite RPG series of all-time.

    In my opinion, CDPR have done a fantastic job of rendering their vision on the PS4/XBO. I've only played the PS4 version, but those sunsets continue to dazzle me more and more each time.
    Reply +9
  • H1Z1 bans 24,837 players for cheating

  • scuffpuppies 20/05/2015

    @jh144
    As far as I'm concerned at least, this is pretty harmful and personal language to be using against people you don't even know.
    What a delicate little flower you are. Just cover you pretty eyes and ignore what the bad man has written. Bless.
    Reply +2
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • scuffpuppies 19/05/2015

    Once again Eurogamer completely ignore the stunning soundtrack in a review. In fact I don't think you guys have ever praised the game audio in a review outside of Grand Theft Auto. Reply +8
  • Actually, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, I think you'll find…

  • scuffpuppies 15/05/2015

    @TypicalRandom
    This series is so stale.
    It's Really holding back gaming, same shit year in year out, why do people care anymore.
    Holding back gaming? Wow. You think the other 100+ developers releasing games every year wait with baited breath to see what Ubisoft do next with Assassin's Creed?

    You hold this game in too high regard, and other developers not enough.
    Reply +2
  • Ubisoft ditches Xbox 360 and PS3 development

  • scuffpuppies 13/05/2015

    About bloody time. Reply -1
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    @kraigmorgan
    While I wholeheartedly agree with you, I believe it's Eurogamer's stance that the price of a game not have any bearing on the final review. Whether a game cost 1 or 100, it's treated the same.

    The truth of the matter is though that for paying gamers (unlike a reviewer receiving their copy free) the price of software does have a bearing on the value and in turn overall quality of a game.
    Reply +6
  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro
    Far from it. Many publishers (who shall remain nameless) would have no qualms about releasing The Old Blood as a full priced stand-alone pre-sequel as the size and content far outweigh many games released at the moment.

    It's not a remix of The New Order, but it is more of the same. However, enough new additions have been added to make it feel fresh. Taking the price into consideration too, The Old Blood is one of the best games of 2015 so far.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    @agent55
    To be honest it doesn't really matter which order you play them in. But if you're new to both games, then yes, it makes sense to play Old Blood first.

    Old Blood feels like a love letter to not just fans of New Order, but Wolfenstein (specifically Return to Castle Wolfenstein) in general. It doesn't happen often in regards to DLC, but The Old Blood genuinely is a "must buy". I only hope this is successful so other publisher's see the benefit in developing such substantial extra content. This has more in common with the add-on's released in the late 90's early noughties than the cheap penny pinching DLC releases over the past decade.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    @ThinkingGamR
    England is going to start looking like Nazi Germany since you elected a Conservative leadership.
    Not the time nor the place fella.
    Reply +16
  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    @Doc_Barbellion
    I agree. I played through The Old Blood twice, once on "normal" (to collect the hidden items and find the Nightmare levels), and a second time on the highest difficulty setting. Add the ten (incredibly addictive) challenge maps, my overall play time exceeded 19 hours to get the platinum trophy. 15 for twenty hours of gameplay? It's a no brainer really.

    Great game.
    Reply +5
  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    @Rodimus-Prime
    i wasn't aware of the link between Machinegames and The Darkness, which is another FPS series i love (the second one especially).
    Starbreeze had no involvement in the Darkness sequel.

    If you're a fan of their gun-play mechanics, the Syndicate is a great example of their expertise. While the game itself is an unfortunate disappointment (considering the source material), the gun-play however is flawless.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2015

    I wish you guys would mention the music in your reviews...any review. The Old Blood has a fantastic Indiana Jones style soundtrack throughout and really adds to the "ol' skool" Saturday Matinee feel of the game.

    Reading Eurogamer reviews, one would be forgiven in thinking every game plays in absolute silence. Music plays a huge part in the players experience, surely it's about time you acknowledged as such?
    Reply +32
  • Zynga to reduce its work force by 18 per cent, again

  • scuffpuppies 07/05/2015

    364 staff members equates to $100 million? Suddenly I want to work for Zynga. Reply +21
  • Could The Void be the future of virtual-reality?

  • scuffpuppies 07/05/2015

    @INSOMANiAC
    How long ago was Cyber Zone on TV? I missed that completely, and hadn't even heard of it until just now. Looks freaking awesome (for its day).

    Thanks fella. I know what I'll be watching while on the train to work tomorrow morning.
    Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Project Cars

  • scuffpuppies 06/05/2015

    @Adam-802
    ...raging fanboys...
    Please tell me you see the irony in the things you say?
    Reply +6
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall's 1080p class action lawsuit dismissed

  • scuffpuppies 06/05/2015

    @Adam-802
    Lol but 1080p is all that matters!!!!!! Lol stupid ponies get mad and sue when their console is inadequate. Then they claim the lawsuit is frivolous but when it comes to xb1, they'll say it matters again. Insecure much? Lol
    I guess it's safe to assume the '02 in your user name is the year you were born?

    I think you took a wrong turn somewhere. Youtube is the other way.
    Reply +5
  • The Bethesda game Easter Eggs continue with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

  • scuffpuppies 05/05/2015

    @Plankton1975
    7hrs 25 mins on my first play through (on normal setting).

    For 15 it's a great buy.
    Reply +5
  • scuffpuppies 05/05/2015

    There's a Cacodemon (had to look it up) from Doom, as a dog's soft toy in its bed. Reply +1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight season pass lets you play as Batgirl

  • scuffpuppies 05/05/2015

    Sadly if you read the comments on Facebook 95% of them are all praising WB for a fantastic deal. This overpricing isn't about to change any time soon, as clearly there are many who're more than happy to support such practices. Reply +7
  • Lost Planet 3 developer Spark Unlimited shutters game development

  • scuffpuppies 05/05/2015

    @Lunastra78
    Seems like only the AAA and indies will survive this gen.
    That's not necessarily true. As cliche as it sounds, it is all about the quality of the games, and unfortunately Spark Unlimited were a pretty dreadful studio in that regard.

    That's not to say that didn't have a chance at success. 'Lost Planet 3' had a AAA marketing budget behind it, but sadly failed have a good game to back it up.

    'Yaiba' released last year co developed by Spark Unlimited, is quite possibly one of the top five worst games I've ever played. It's worth buying just to see how badly a good idea can be destroyed by bad development.
    Reply +4
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore gets new features on PS4, Vita

  • scuffpuppies 30/04/2015

    It's a shame Lab Zero caught the fallout from the Autumn Games and Konami lawsuits last time, as Skullgirls is genuinely a good little game.

    Wish these guys all the success with this re-release.
    Reply +3
  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • scuffpuppies 20/04/2015

    While I'm not particularly good at fighting games in general, I've always had a soft spot for the MK series since the original arcade. Yes the series lost its way for a while until MK9 brought it back to its roots and MKX is a further extension of that purity.

    Absolutely fantastic game, and recommended to existing fans or new comers alike. Basically it's seriously fun to play, whether SP or local/online MP.
    Reply +10
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood physical editions out the week after download versions

  • scuffpuppies 17/04/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro
    August is historically the worst month of the year (release wise), May is usually pretty good. Last year we had Transistor, Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs, and numerous other low key games. The year previous we got Resident Evil: Revelations, and Metro: Last Light.

    May's not too bad.
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  • scuffpuppies 17/04/2015

    Perhaps EG will commission someone to write a review of 'Old Blood' who actually understands the concept behind Wolfenstein, unlike the bizarre review for 'The New Order' written by Paul Dean (who appeared to expect Wolfenstein to be a serious game about the atrocities of WWII, and marked it down because it wasn't).

    Perfect example of the "wrong reviewer" to review a game.
    Reply +3
  • Project Cars gets a new, final release date

  • scuffpuppies 16/04/2015

    @GuuR
    If I remember correctly, during the middle ages men in Britain walked on the left side of the pathway so their sword hand (traditionally on the right) was free to draw without any hindrance. This simply carried over to horse drawn carriages and then driving.
    Reply +4
  • Costume Quest 2 finally out in Europe on PS4/PS3 today

  • scuffpuppies 15/04/2015

    @Plankton1975
    The EU Store has been updating at 12:01am Wednesday morning for the past two months. You usually have to search for the items, but they're always there. Last week being the exception.
    Reply 0
  • Monster Hunter Stories is a new RPG spin-off due in Japan next year

  • scuffpuppies 13/04/2015

    I'm still holding out for a dedicated WiiU Monster Hunter developed from the ground up. Capcom say it's not on their horizon right now, but I still have hope. Reply +1
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • scuffpuppies 02/04/2015

    I've had experience with this issue on a personal level, and agree entirely with the point the teacher is trying to make.

    My sister and her husband were both raging, abusive alcoholics, and used the 360 as a "live in" nanny for my (at that time) six year old nephew. He was dreadfully neglected, undernourished, beaten (by his father) and his only escape from this constant nightmare were games far too mature for his little mind to contend with, along with everything else. He was a mess. I'm not for one second saying games were to blame, but they played their role in his abuse.

    My parents died years ago, and I was living abroad having no idea this was going on (ironically I've worked in the games industry for 18 years). It's certainly not an excuse and feel shame for not keeping proper contact to this day. However, a teacher at my nephew's school amazingly tracked me down and informed me of his situation (he overheard my nephew telling friends he had been playing a particularly violent game that his Uncle had "made", and reached me through the publisher. Yes, the irony does not escape me). I returned to the UK the following week and took custody of my nephew immediately. He's lived with my wife and I ever since. My sister died a few years back (unrelated) and as his father didn't give a shit, we adopted him officially.

    My point being, that each case has to be treated individually. While one six year old kid is well adjusted with a stable loving home able to handle more mature content, there is another six year old living in an absolute nightmare who can't. Teachers have every right to involve themselves, even if that means taking legal action; and that teacher at my nephews school quite possibly saved his life.

    *My nephew is doing brilliantly now by the way. He's an amazing kid*
    Reply +11
  • Watch someone complete Bloodborne in 40 minutes

  • scuffpuppies 31/03/2015

    @Olemak
    If he's giving you problems, just pelt him with molotov cocktails. The Cleric Beast hates fire.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 31/03/2015

    @Defecationqueen
    Does this mean that PvP is once again completely broken, like in Dark Souls? Newbies could be invaded by players who exploited the glitch to enable them to use much higher level weapons early on in the game.
    You can only invade people of the same or similar level to you, so hopefully this won't become an issue. I generally find the Souls/Borne community to be pretty accommodating towards other players.
    Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Battlefield Hardline

  • scuffpuppies 19/03/2015

    The XBO version was delivered to me by mistake as I'd asked for the PS4 Hardline (purely as more friends had intended on buying it on that platform). I was initially disappointed, but after several hours of playtrhough I'm happy to stick with the XBO version. Just hope some XBO buddies buy the game. Reply +1
  • Sid Meier's Starships review

  • scuffpuppies 13/03/2015

    I have noticed an increasing trend with Eurogamer reviews. You rarely, if ever, talk about the music and environmental audio. Yes you may briefly comment on an actor's performance (or rave about a GTA style licensed music selection), but the actual game OST? The music lovingly crafted for a game? It's as though it simply doesn't exist with you guys.

    We all know the soundtrack can't make a poor game good. But it can help make a good game great, and even a great game become a masterpiece.

    Please stop ignoring the most unappreciated medium in this industry and give it the respect and attention it deserves.
    Reply +4
  • Vote for what you want in Just Cause 3's Collector's Edition

  • scuffpuppies 12/03/2015

    My wife just told me she wants a 9 inch Rico :cry: Reply +10
  • Mad Max release date set for September on PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • scuffpuppies 03/03/2015

    @Snail_of_the_century
    The irony if this actually happens.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 03/03/2015

    The simple fact that current gen releases of cross-gen games have been outselling the PS3/360 versions pretty much since the PS4/XBO launch (no doubt surprising both publishers and platform-holders in how quickly this happened) appears to have hastened developers desire to drop last gen versions sooner than expected.

    This is great news for gamers and developers alike. It will be interesting to see if Activision drop last gen versions of Call of Duty this year. If there is any hope of them seriously advancing the series in any meaningful manner, I certainly hope so.
    Reply +3
  • Among Friends: How Naughty Dog Built Uncharted 2

  • scuffpuppies 01/03/2015

    Even now Uncharted 2 still rates as one of my favourite games of all-time. If Uncharted 4 can recapture some of that magic, we're in for a great time ahead.

    (Still hoping they'll announce the Uncharted Trilogy Remastered Collection at E3)
    Reply +20
  • Tech Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • scuffpuppies 21/02/2015

    Finished it the other night at around 8-9hrs, and to be honest I quite enjoyed it. If it had been marketed differently, perhaps in the same vein as a Quantic Dream title, people's expectations would have been vastly different. However, if you go into The Order expecting an "interactive movie" experience, you'll find a lot to like here. Reply +13
  • Performance Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • scuffpuppies 20/02/2015

    @Darren
    Galleon on the XBOX attempted such a design dynamic. No jumping, no opening doors, no picking up swords etc. The character's location, movement and player reaction in context to the environment, enemies etc, elicited the correct response (or as close approximation to it).

    It wasn't perfect, but on the whole it worked pretty well.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 20/02/2015

    The irony of people wanting "next gen gameplay" from a game that started development five years ago. 99% of all the new games on the PS4 and XBO began development during last gen', so I don't know what people are expecting. The second and third wave of games for this gen should begin to show some innovation. But until then people need to remember how long some of these games take to make.

    On the issue of The Order, I finished it tonight and to be honest...I really quite enjoyed it. But then I enjoyed Ryse too, so what do I know.
    Reply +2
  • Super Stardust Ultra review

  • scuffpuppies 18/02/2015

    @Fideend
    Will you guys ever stop with these "I couldn't believe it when my brother's wife's sister's best friends cousin's dog made $2 masterbating on cam-whores. Visit here at iamafuckingmug.com".

    Edit: Post was deleted by our vigilant mods, so ignore my tired rant folks.
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  • scuffpuppies 18/02/2015

    @Gizmopop
    Unfortunately there are no new planets, enemies, or bosses. The main difference being the individual Phases sometimes throw more enemies at you, and there are a lot more meteorite fragments to contend with. This might not sound like much, but it does have a knock-on effect to certain Phases and Boss fights.

    It's a great game. But I'm honestly shocked they didn't use this release to, in essence, create a sequel. The lack of no new planets, enemies, or even Phases is bloody shocking and screams "Quick! Ride the remaster train! EVERYONE on board!!".

    If you haven't played the PS3 version before, or if you're a fan in general, it's worth buying (especially as it's currently 20% off).

    Personally I love it. But I'm a huge fan of twin-stick shooters in general.
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  • scuffpuppies 18/02/2015

    Also want to point put that this version is a bit more than just a re-skin of the PS3 Stardust (never played the Vita version).

    There are more enemies and meteorites on the playing field in general. For example, the extra meteorites in particular make a big difference to how you first approach the boss fights on each planet. Previously it was pretty much just you and the enemy, but now you have to contend with the extra meteorites and debris floating about which in turn have slightly altered the tactics.

    Not a huge change I'll grant you, but there are slight differences nonetheless.

    Eurogamer's original score was 9/10; and for those that haven't played it before (and the core fan base), that score still holds true today.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 18/02/2015

    As I've mentioned before, Stardust is one of my favourite twin-stick shooters of all-time. Incredibly addictive, easy to get to grips with yet hard to masters, and a perfect example of the "Just one more go" design.

    I've been playing Stardust since the PS3 version back in 2008, and this release on the PS4 is greatly appreciated. The leaderboard competition between friends will continue for years. Good times ahead.
    Reply +1
  • Introducing MetaBomb - our experimental new games portal

  • scuffpuppies 18/02/2015

    Are we to expect other core and niche games cross multiple platforms being the topic, or is this to be focused particularly on PC? I'm a PC gamer too, but my interests and time is spread across pretty much every system right now. Reply 0