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  • EGX 2015 headed to Birmingham NEC next September

  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @Curried-Cat

    Cost me £55 return (open, not peak time) on East Midlands Rail from Wellingborough in the midlands to London, booked in advance. Then accommodation, food, tube fees... moving to Birmingham is a lot fairer for people who don't happen to live in that smog-soaked shithole. Whole thing this year cost me over £500. Half a grand to spend best part of 4 days stuck in queues behind people who have never heard of deodorant.

    Birmingham will cut that cost down to less than £200.
    Reply +4
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @rauper

    Thank you for finally moving EGX away from London. I could hug you.
    Reply +1
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @BeardedGamerUK

    We don't all have time or facilities to take our own food :p
    Reply 0
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @Whizzo

    True, but they'd probably have to rent out both floors I'm guessing. I don't know. Either way, the move to the midlands makes it easier for people to get to instead of having to travel all the way down to London.
    Reply +3
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    Anyway, Rezzed at NEC was great this year and NEC is a brilliant venue so I'm really looking forward to EGX next year.

    If nothing else, we won't have to spend £9 on a portion of shitty fish and undercooked chips without having to wander down the outlying streets. There's a Subway, a bar, a Burger King, a cafe, etc just outside the expo hall in the main building which all charge sane prices instead of the fucking ridiculous prices charged by the food stalls at Earl's Court.
    Reply +2
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @djronz.

    There's a few hotels right next to the NEC.
    Reply +1
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @DanB24

    Excel is about twice the size of Earls Court. EGX is big, but it isn't THAT big. That's a lot of additional money to spend on a lot of unused floor space. Eurogamer likely looked at the ticket numbers, show floor space and the huge numbers of people that have spent the last several years asking for a more central location that is fairer to all and did the math.
    Reply -1
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    I think all the people complaining about having to travel "oop north" need to take a geography lesson and learn where the "North" actually is.

    Protip - it's nowhere near Birmingham.
    Reply +4
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @DanB24 "All the way up there??"

    Eh? It's in the midlands. It's an hour on the train from London. It's not even halfway to the North!
    Reply +6
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @Vici0us

    "Why Eurogamer !!!! Earls Court was Brilliant !!! why the fuck move it up to NEC for... !!!! Let me guess Money Talks ... well I won't be traveling up there !!!!"

    Earls Court is being demolished, you numpty.
    Reply +6
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    @Nadimalam

    many of us do not have the time and money to travel by train just for an event for a few hours. That was the beauty of London Event, most of us could easily just drive there within 30mins.
    "Most" people do not live near London, despite what you think. Birmingham makes it a LOT easier - and less expensive - for most people wanting to attend.
    Reply +8
  • spamdangled 01/10/2014

    Oh thank god. Moving out of London to a more central location makes getting there a LOT easier for anyone outsides of the south of England. Thanks EG! Reply +4
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game has arrived on iPad

  • spamdangled 30/09/2014

    That's Nintendo minted for the next gazillion years then. Reply 0
  • Fable developer Lionhead reveals cancelled game InkQuest

  • spamdangled 24/09/2014

    @gamecat

    Fable: The Journey?
    Reply +1
  • Diablo 3 PC patch 2.1.1 now live

  • spamdangled 24/09/2014

    Oh thank God, I swear that before she only gave out a legendary like once every 200 shards or something - and then it was normally something completely useless.

    Might finally get that set piece I want :)
    Reply 0
  • Blizzard cancels Titan MMO after seven years of development

  • spamdangled 24/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Well they'll be working on another Diablo expansion, no doubt. Probably add another character, another act and another 10 levels.

    Then Legacy of the Void is still in development.

    They're probably working on the next Hearthstone expansion - they still haven't added the Death Knight or Monk to the game, and with Naxx being all about deathrattle, a Deathknight class can't be far behind.

    Then there's all the content patches for Warlords of Draenor, and ongoing HotS development.

    I'd say they're probably pretty busy atm, though I'm sure they have something else going on. Maybe we'll find out at Blizzcon.
    Reply 0
  • spamdangled 24/09/2014

    @CaptainKid

    (I would love a remake of Red Alert 2 with more skirmish options and much better AI)
    So... Red Alert 3, then? ;)
    Reply +1
  • spamdangled 24/09/2014

    @Rogueywon

    YES. In particular, Blizzard need to lose the obsession with fine tuning balance.
    Yeah, because the last thing anyone wants in a competitive multiplayer game is balance 0_o
    Reply +21
  • spamdangled 24/09/2014

    It was hard when we canceled StarCraft Ghost.
    I thought they'd never outright admitted to cancelling Ghost, just that it was on indefinite hold? I mean, we all knew it had been cancelled, but unless I missed something they refused to outright say it for donkey's years.
    Reply +8
  • Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

  • spamdangled 17/09/2014

    @wyp100

    When I saw the word "whopping" I thought to myself, "this has to have been written by Jeffrey Matulef".

    You trickster, you.
    Reply 0
  • Destiny review

  • spamdangled 17/09/2014

    Nice, balanced and thorough review, even if I don't agree with it personally.

    Also, some of these comments are depressing. "shill?" really? Dear lord :(

    /sigh
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @rikid

    funny how a guy who said that Microsoft is killing PC as a open platform, just got bought by them.
    Perrson said he'd be leaving. He hasn't been in charge of MC for ages, anyway.
    Reply 0
  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    Forbes has speculated
    Speculated, old bean. Look it up.
    Reply -3
  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77

    it seems so many of you easily forget what happened with Aliens:CM
    I wish I fucking could.
    Reply +2
  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    On what basis do you say 'massive sales'.


    The sales numbers? That they haven't released more recent ones is a bit irrelevant, considering how huge the launch numbers were. Several million at launch is pretty massive whichever way you look at it.

    We rarely agree on anything, but you can do better than this :p
    Reply -1
  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    Reviews are important. They provide facts and opinions on the state of a game. They provide objectivity that hype, marketing and PR never will.
    Reviews are, by definition, not objective. They're an opinion that attempts to quantify something's merit.
    Reply +3
  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    Do good games usually see a mass exodus of players after just a few months?

    Do good games usually tank in price, so quickly after release?

    Do good games result in a PR blackout on sales figures, after release?

    Do good games usually see multiple, free weekends so quickly after release?

    Do good games usually require game mode removals, to force players into other games modes to make the numbers up?

    Do good games usually renege on their core premise (Titans) to facilitate game modes that won't include them, resulting in CoD-light with parkour?

    Do good games usually see paid DLC released that contain nothing more than maps?
    Yes, because people move on to the next game.

    Yes, because massive sales creates a massive influx in second-hand copies. Supply goes up, demand goes down, the market adjusts.

    Good games adjust to player behavior.

    See above.

    Plenty of good games have map packs as paid DLC.
    Reply 0
  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    i've never seen george post anything positive about any game so im not sure he really likes anything
    The sound of his own voice? ;)

    (sorry, George)
    Reply +2
  • spamdangled 15/09/2014

    I'd care more if the game was actually any good. Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Destiny

  • spamdangled 13/09/2014

    I'd settle for a great game that looks like shit over a shit game that looks great.

    Destiny isn't that famous last meal. It's not caviar, it's not A-grade sushi. Hell, it's barely the over cooked Sunday roast your grandparents subjected you to as a kid,

    No, it's stale toast, slathered in a value-brand knock off of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and thrown at the wall in the hope it will stick while trying to convince people it's a premium brioche bun with chocolate in the middle.
    Reply -10
  • spamdangled 13/09/2014

    Now, if only it was a good game... Reply +6
  • Blizzard to nerf two popular Hearthstone cards

  • spamdangled 13/09/2014

    @Roddles

    I know what a finisher is :p

    I mainly field Leeroy in control decks though.

    But whatever. He DEFINITELY has the best card art in the whole game though.
    Reply +1
  • spamdangled 13/09/2014

    @Roddles

    See, I always find him more useful mid-game. I always end up with my opponent sticking Deathwing, Ysera, or some other high-level fucker on the board in late game. Or that fucking 8/8 tree with taunt, whatever it's called (which really should carry a 10 mana cost).

    Mid-game, I can whack up a Shen'jin shieldmaster or Ironfur Grizzly on one turn, then the next break out Leeroy for some easy damage that might get him some playtime for 2 turns for an easy 12 damage. That way the only real way to take him out is something like Holy Nova, Consecration or maybe Hex/ Polymorph, which in the midgame effectively takes up a whole turn for your opponent, locking them out of fielding any more minions.
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  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    "As for Starving Buzzard, the amount of cards it allowed Hunters to draw "ultimately ended up being too excessive for its low cost"."

    I predict an incoming nerf to Northshire Cleric then, by that logic.

    /builds my Priest deck around Northshire Cleric and healing spells
    Reply +1
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @DjchunKfunK Buzzard comes into its own when paired with a second one or shielded by a minion with taunt. It can be pretty powerful, but this mana increase seems a bit OTT, even with the stat increase. Reply +2
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    Everyone always raves about Leeroy, but I've never found him very useful unless I have a taunt on hand to shield him behind, or minions already on the board to take out the whelps as soon as they're summoned. Reply -2
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @ipar

    Too many. After a while they all sort of blended together.

    There was a really good metroidvania-style one on the SNES, if memory serves.
    Reply -1
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @ShiversDan

    I have both, and of the 2 it's the Xbox that gets the most attention. I get to play all the exclusives too, so if anyone here needs sympathy, it's you for passing over a perfectly good console.
    Reply -1
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @ipar Fast Food Dizzy was where the franchise jumped the shark. Reply 0
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @obihobson

    The first game I ever played was Fantasy Land Dizzy.

    Does that answer your question?
    Reply +1
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @RustyBullet

    Oi!

    Who are you calling "young"?
    Reply +2
  • spamdangled 12/09/2014

    @J0rdan_KZ

    The non-core have pretty much always backed Playstation, because Sony has always positioned each console as a media device. PS2 is arguably responsible for the swift adoption of DVD as a media standard, for example. PS1 was heavily marketed on the lines of "you can play your CDs, too". And of course, PS3 was all about the Blu-Ray.

    Ironically, MS taking the same tactic with Xbox One backfired, precisely because the Xbox has always been known more as a pure gaming machine.
    Reply +7
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • spamdangled 11/09/2014

    After a year of being hyped for it, I find myself disappointingly apathetic towards the final game. I just can't be arsed to play it, and it's only through sheer force of will that I keep going back to it.

    Not a good sign.
    Reply +2
  • Qvadriga review

  • spamdangled 11/09/2014

    That nintendo ad isn't very epileptic friendly... Reply 0
  • Listen to Paul McCartney's theme song for Destiny

  • spamdangled 11/09/2014

    I applaud that strapline. Reply +3
  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • spamdangled 08/09/2014

    @fastharryDOtcom

    Yes, but that is still very different from a professional review, which needs to comprehensively cover all content including endgame, evaluate server stability, etc. if Destiny was simply a 6-hour long single-player campaign then perhaps you might have a point; however, as it stands, it's far closer to an MMO than even Bungie would like to admit, and so endgame content really does need to factor into any authoritative review.

    As such, any day one reviews are essentially worthless for this very reason.
    Reply 0
  • Batman: Arkham Knight gets a June release date

  • spamdangled 08/09/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil

    SEGA tried that with the Saturn.

    It led to every retailer and his dog utterly shunning them as a consequence, because it gave them no time to orchestrate their marketing campaigns and build consumer hype.
    Reply +5
  • spamdangled 08/09/2014

    Shame there's no soundtrack included :( That would have swung it for me. Reply +5
  • spamdangled 08/09/2014

    @alimokrane

    I'm sure many would say the same thing about much of what you've bought in the past. Just because *you* wouldn't buy it, doesn't mean it doesn't hold appeal to others.
    Reply +7
  • UK chart: The Sims 4 finds a home in the top spot

  • spamdangled 08/09/2014

    @bosseye

    Here's one: http://www.continue-play.com/review/the-sims-4-review/
    Reply 0