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  • Uncharted 4 PS4 gets a Drakeover

  • scuffpuppies 05/02/2016

    @IronSoldier Why you've been negged so much in this thread for simply posting some genuinely interesting info is bizarre.

    None of it is anti Sony. F**king fanboys twisting my melon man.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Homefront: The Revolution

  • scuffpuppies 05/02/2016

    @IronSoldier
    Scotland thanks the Lord.
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  • scuffpuppies 05/02/2016

    @andrewsqual
    Except this game is made by Crytek so anything pertaining to the first game is utterly irrelevant.
    Homefront 2 isn't being made by Crytek. Dambuster Studios are the old Free Radical Guys. Yes, they were Crytek UK for a short time, and worked on the MP for Crysis 2 (which was pretty good), but Free Radical aren't the great studio they once were; going from Golden Eye and Timesplitters...to Haze.

    That being said, I still have hopes for this game. Personally I think it looks pretty good, but I'm all about the single-player campaign however.
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  • scuffpuppies 05/02/2016

    I'm actually quite looking forward to Homefront 2. Maybe something to do with loving Red Dawn when I was a kid? Reply 0
  • Need for Speed update addresses one of the game's biggest problems

  • scuffpuppies 01/02/2016

    I've quite enjoyed this iteration of NFS, but having it set solely at night gets incredibly boring. I find myself wishing the teased dawn will finally break. Reply +3
  • Don't hold your breath for This War of Mine Little Ones content on PC

  • scuffpuppies 31/01/2016

    @Fullycommando I'd even pay 15 like a shot, but not 25 for an 18 month old game available a lot cheaper on other platforms. The dlc isn't expansive enough to warrant the price hike.

    The main problem here is Deep Silver and their desperate greed when re-selling old games.
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  • scuffpuppies 30/01/2016

    @wujekgrga
    That's great news, because the 25 asking price is insane. You would sell 100x more digital copies if it had been positioned more sensibly. Time and time again developers/publishers make this mistake and wonder why the Hell no one is buying their game. I expected this from Deep Silver (known for squeezing every last penny they can from old content), but I'd hoped you guys would've had a stronger influence on this decision. It is your game after all.

    The majority of friends across both the PS4 and XBO have said they would love to buy it, but not at that price. All are waiting for the inevitable 33% price cut/sale in a few months (or 60% as that's the usual desperate response from Deep Silver when their overpriced re-released games don't sell).
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  • Performance Analysis: The Division beta

  • scuffpuppies 30/01/2016

    I'm really enjoying the beta, but I can't deny I'm disappointed the player character is silent. It's just weird having deep conversations between NPC's and you're stood there not saying a word. Ubisoft, I know the character isn't me. Having him/her talk doesn't ruin the illusion.

    Also it's a shame cars can't be destroyed beyond a few bullet holes and burst tires. At least I can close the doors.
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  • We now have a clearer picture of how Xbox One is doing

  • scuffpuppies 29/01/2016

    @ProTw33ks
    I doubt MS or Sony are in any rush to bring out another console just yet. I work for one of the platform holders, and it became very apparent a few years before this gen began that many were convinced consoles were dead. Finished. Especially after what happened to the Wii U. Many would point out the low sales towards the end of last gen were due to gamer exhaustion of sequels and gamers holding out for the rumoured new consoles, but no. They wouldn't believe it.

    So very little money was invested in exclusives (both MS and Sony are guilty of this), money was saved on cheap components for the consoles, and a heavy reliance on 3rd party multi-platform titles, re-releases of last gen titles and cheap indie games were bought up to fill the growing gap of dedicated titles.

    Now of course "they" realise how wrong they were, and have been frantic to buy 3rd party titles already in development and slap EXCLUSIVE on the box while their 1st and 2nd party developers rush like mad to get games finished.

    So, regarding next gen? Neither party are quite ready to take what they believe to be another big risk in the release of a new console for quite a long time yet.

    Edit: I should point out that publishers also believed that consoles were dead, hence why very few new games were released during these past two years and a glut of re-releases flooded the market while they evaluated the mistake they made.
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  • scuffpuppies 29/01/2016

    @Malek86 Towards the last few years of last gen' I believe a large number of people were multi console owners. Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    To their credit, Microsoft have been working their little socks off to turn the XBO around and the result is a pretty great console. By comparison when you listen to many PS4 users (myself included), more and more gamers are feeling Sony aren't simply doing enough.

    The PS4 is my main console due to work and friends, but every time I turn on the XBO I notice more and more the effort Microsoft have put into the console. Also, I never thought I'd see the day Games with Gold would become a much better option than PS+ IGC. But it's here.
    Reply +3
  • Everything you need to know about The Division beta

  • scuffpuppies 27/01/2016

    @Boomerang You can pre-load it now, in fact mine downloaded last night (PS4). It was however, very, very slow. Reply +1
  • EGX Rezzed 2016 announces Divinity: Original Sin 2 developer session

  • scuffpuppies 26/01/2016

    Only just started Divinity Original Sin. Fingers crossed I get it completed before the sequel. Reply +1
  • Destiny 2 delayed from September 2016 - report

  • scuffpuppies 22/01/2016

    It's going to be interesting to see how Ubisoft handle The Division over the next 12 months from launch. Bungie and Activision together have shown the industry how NOT to release a game of this type, so let's see if Ubisoft can learn from others mistakes. Reply +7
  • scuffpuppies 22/01/2016

    @JiveHound I think Tom was referring to the fact that no more substantial DLC is planned for the original Destiny this year, so any hopes for new content was to be in the form of Destiny 2.

    Content is content, whether offered via DLC or sequel.
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  • Ark: Survival Evolved is getting online and local split-screen on Xbox One

  • scuffpuppies 22/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    It is addictive you're right.

    I also play on my own Ark, with the XP settings set high etc. I wanted to get to grips with the game properly before entering PvP or even PvE. It's surprising how much detail there is to A:SE with great possibilities, and simply exploring the island and ocean floor can be incredibly relaxing yet exciting at the same time.

    I think Ark could become something truly special, and I applaud Microsoft for starting the Preview Program too.
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  • scuffpuppies 22/01/2016

    I've actually quite enjoyed Ark on the XBO recently. Yes it needs a lot of work doing to it, but at the core is a pretty interesting game.

    Credit where it's due, the early access program on the XBO is proving to be a real success. About time the PS4 got in on the act too.
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  • Call of Duty maker sued by family of Angolan rebel leader

  • scuffpuppies 14/01/2016

    Three of Savimbi's currently broke children looking for a quick payout...
    Fixed.
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  • Disney invests in new YouTube channel network starring PewDiePie

  • scuffpuppies 14/01/2016

    I've watched one PewDiePie video and 2 mins of Markiplier (I'm being generous). I prefer to play the bloody games myself than watch some irritating moron play them for me. Reply +6
  • Why everyone's talking about Grand Theft Auto 5 single-player DLC again

  • scuffpuppies 13/01/2016

    @Unsheep
    Rockstar announced a while back they're no longer supporting last gen, or releasing GTAV updates for the PS3/360.

    Whether this includes story driven expansion packs for GTAV, I don't know. Although one would assume so.
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  • PlayStation in 2015: Goodwill ensured that the party continued

  • scuffpuppies 31/12/2015

    @Episode13
    Of course I am a fan of the other console it's all I've known
    This is what I don't understand to be honest, from a purely gaming perspective.

    I love the XBO, it's a great console. As with the PS4 and Wii U, they all have their good and bad points, but most importantly they have their exclusives. Why any gamer, out of choice, would limit themselves to one platform out of loyalty to a mega corporation who doesn't even know you exist, let alone care, is beyond me.

    I understand gravitating perhaps more to one platform than the other, but to deliberately stop yourself as a gamer, from playing games because of blind fanboyism is a mystery to me (unless you're under fifteen years old).
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  • Uncharted 4 release delayed until April

  • scuffpuppies 24/12/2015

    @CliffPromise
    That can't be your real photo in your ID? You act like a fourteen year old fanboy who's daddy will only buy them the one console, it's just unnatural (in quite a short time you've become one of EG's worst culprits).

    Look, I love the XBO too. But mate, you're just bloody embarrassing.
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  • Only in Dreams: Addressing the tricky question of what Media Molecule's latest is about

  • scuffpuppies 18/12/2015

    One of the best UK developers around right now. While I'm not exactly a fan of all their games, I've always applauded Media Molecule's approach in evolving their tool concepts. The core gameplay however, has always turned me off (outside of Tearaway). Reply +2
  • I'm late to Mad Max, but I like the balloons

  • scuffpuppies 10/12/2015

    @ObliviousTroll
    In some instances yes, I would agree with you.

    But in a situation like this: Two individual studios, two different publishers with two different work ethics (WB allowed Mad Max to be delayed, Square Enix wanted Just Cause to ship, bugs and all), two different budgets, publishing, and marketing deals? No, I don't think Mad Max had any bearing whatsoever on the condition of Just Cause 3.

    Let's just agree to disagree. Don't really want to talk about this any more.
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  • scuffpuppies 09/12/2015

    @cloudskipa
    If you look in the control settings, you'll find an alternative setup that has a handbrake.
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  • scuffpuppies 09/12/2015

    @ObliviousTroll
    Two different studios, same company. Mad Max was developed by Avalanche New York, Just Cause is developed back at their HQ in Stockholm (different publishers too). Neither game infringed on the other. Just Cause 3's problems began when Avalanche continued their relationship with Square Enix,

    Surely you understand how development works when a company has multiple studios by now? It's akin to claiming Fallout 4 was hindered by Dooms development because they're both Zenimax studios.
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  • scuffpuppies 08/12/2015

    @BellyFullOfHell
    Please, give Dying Light a second chance. It's quite possibly the best Zombie game in years, and one of the better open-world games around right now.

    Edit: Not forgetting it has an amazing co-op experience too.
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  • scuffpuppies 08/12/2015

    There are things to discover in Mad Max. Not in the same vein as Fallout 4, but they are there.

    Like the hatch in the center of a large desert, with nothing around it for miles and no indicator it's even there. Climbing down the ladder you'll discover a group of houses completely buried by years of sand storms. Everything's intact since the wars ended, yet slowly being crushed by the sheer weight of the sand above them.

    Quite a few little gems hidden about like this, each with their own sad tale to tell.
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  • scuffpuppies 08/12/2015

    @Old_Books
    To add to Stylon's comments, the screen grab features are addictive in their own right. Pausing a massive explosion and moving around the twisted metal and body parts setting up that "perfect" shot is very gratifyingly.
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  • scuffpuppies 08/12/2015

    Sleeper hit of the year. Great game. Reply +29
  • Bethesda opens new studio in Montreal

  • scuffpuppies 09/12/2015

    Montreal is becoming one the best locations for development right now, thanks to the strong tax benefits. Beautiful place to live too.

    If only the British government gave our industry the same level of incentive as Quebec does, studios would be moving here rather than moving away.
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  • Bungie talks Destiny: The Taken King's event-focused future

  • scuffpuppies 08/12/2015

    @riz23
    Did not know that. Thanks for the info.
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  • scuffpuppies 08/12/2015

    Can't deny I'm disappointed Sparrow Racing won't get custom built dedicated race tracks, but rather (as is often the case with Destiny) reusing the exact same world assets people have spent 18 months wandering around already. Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Rainbow Six Siege

  • scuffpuppies 06/12/2015

    Personally I love reading insights into the proprietary technology developers use, modifications they've made to off the shelf middleware, and workarounds enabled on hardware.

    While called Face-off, there are a lot more to these articles than "which platform is better".
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  • Why I play video games

  • scuffpuppies 05/12/2015

    @RobertPaulson
    Great comment, thanks.
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  • scuffpuppies 05/12/2015

    @super_monty
    Fair point, I understand that. Sadly with the rising costs of AAA+ development I think any innovation is going to come from the indie scene first. Publisher's are too afraid to take a chance.

    To Sony's credit (last gen'), they at least attempted to back more original ideas as with Journey and Tokyo Jungle.
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  • scuffpuppies 05/12/2015

    @super_monty
    It doesn't have to be an original idea to be a good game. Same as with any film or book, 99% of the time there has been something very similar that preceded it.
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  • Far Cry Primal's Collector's Edition lets you play as mammoths

  • scuffpuppies 04/12/2015

    The publisher describes this pack of activities as an "unique opportunity to play as the largest animal in Oros", meaning that those with only the basic version of Far Cry Primal will be going without.
    Is there no one senior within Ubisoft who understands how utterly wrong this is?
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  • The agony and ecstasy behind the first Rainbow Six

  • scuffpuppies 04/12/2015

    @seasidebaz
    I agree. Personally, singleplayer (and co-op) campaigns are my main interest within gaming. After thirty years of playing multiplayer, I'm just tired of it all.

    That being said, I absolutely love R6S and can't stop playing right now. Even Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3 have been relegated to the shelf for a while. Brilliant game.
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  • scuffpuppies 04/12/2015

    I think the closest unit to that of 'Rainbow 6' that I could find was Task Force 121. TF121 has run missions with American, British, Polish, Canadian and Australian SF operators all in the same unit.

    I'm not really knowledgeable on military stuff, so perhaps there are others out there.
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  • scuffpuppies 04/12/2015

    Fantastic article. Eurogamer at its best. Reply +14
  • Watch: You can tame wild animals in Far Cry Primal

  • scuffpuppies 04/12/2015

    The more I see of FCP, the more I think it's a "filler" game while they develop FC5. Reply +6
  • Rainbow Six Siege review

  • scuffpuppies 03/12/2015

    @peterhunter
    I felt exactly the same. I'm more of an SP gamer than MP, but don't write off R6S so quickly.

    It simply doesn't feel like your usual MP game.
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  • scuffpuppies 03/12/2015

    Personally, R6S is in my top 3 games of the year; and my number 1 MP game. Absolutely brilliant experience. Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry vs Xenoblade Chronicles X

  • scuffpuppies 02/12/2015

    I've been waiting for this game for so long now I feel like a kid anticipating Christmas. Reply 0
  • Rainbow Six Siege is like a hardcore Home Alone

  • scuffpuppies 30/11/2015

    @dogmanstaruk
    Servers were solid my friend. Didn't have one delay, and people weren't kicked out of matches, or matches suddenly end etc (like BF4 used to at launch).

    To be honest, and I know it's Ubisoft, everything has been working perfectly. All day.
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  • scuffpuppies 30/11/2015

    @StrayBezza Yep, people were using mics and communicating with each other. Some were a little quiet at first, then began talking soon enough.

    The match finding was instant too.
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  • scuffpuppies 30/11/2015

    @StrayBezza
    I've been playing the full release all day, and the community feels pretty hopeful. One thing I have noticed is the average age of the gamers I played with was around 30.

    Seems like the kids are keeping away from R6S. YAY!!!
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  • Better than Halo?

  • scuffpuppies 30/11/2015

    @MrTomFTW
    Wish you'd told me about a EG Halo clan eight years ago.

    The moment I've got Just Cause out of the way on PS4 (fighting with Avalanches terrible server problems could make this take a little longer than expected), I'll be back on Halo 5.
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  • Shufflepuck Cafe was a riotous dive of scum and villainy

  • scuffpuppies 29/11/2015

    I love Eurogamer's weekend articles. Reply +8