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Editor's blog: Darkfall aftermath

Ali

9 years ago

Speaking from experience, I know that if you're getting paid to review a game/movie/product you reeeeally can't be bothered to get into, you'll give it an average mark and sit on the fence. Giving it 2/10 doesn't make sense unless Ed played it and thoroughly despised it.
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EA wants one single platform

Ali

11 years ago

I'm sure this 'one system' would be the EA MEGA BOX, ONLY $999.95! With free Tiger Woods 2002!
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Film execs cross with Halo 3

Ali

11 years ago

I used to think the Halo 3 'biggest entertainment opening day' claim was bollocks too. But then it's what people are willing to pay for. It's about a balance between the quality of the product and the price it's sold for. You could release a game at 250 but just because it's more expensive than a regular game or a CD or a movie ticket, that doesn't mean it'd sell big numbers.
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Super Columbine Massacre RPG - Part 1

Ali

11 years ago

More stuff like this please.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2006: 10 - 1

Ali

11 years ago

I've been recently introduced to Guitar Hero, and it's point blank the most fun I've ever had with a videogame. There are moments where you get so lost in following the fretboard and hitting the right notes that you actually become convinced you're playing beautiful music, not just pounding the hell out of a cheap plastic peripheral.

There's that, and there's the trippy visual effect you get when you've been playing for too long and look away.

Best game I've played all year, without a doubt.
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Nintendo's 24-hour promotion

Ali

12 years ago

Super Princess Peach. Gone.

Note to GAME: next time you do this, get more than 50 of each, otherwise it's pointless.
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Talkman translator revealed

Ali

13 years ago

I'd get one even if it ONLY did swearing, to be honest.
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Bach slams Xbox 360 survey

Ali

13 years ago

I seem to remember reading a lot of rebuttals like this back when the original Xbox was crashing and burning in the land of the rising sun. It's what you would call 'damage control' - anything you can say to discredit a negative statement on your company/wares. When you've surveyed, what was it, 1000 people, how can you say the results mean nothing? The results speak for themselves.

It's fun watching MS tie themselves in knots trying to act like they give two shits about how the 360 does in Japan.
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Final Fantasy IV for GBA

Ali

13 years ago

GBA? Quit livin' in the past, man! Contemporize!
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3D gaming comes to the PSP

Ali

13 years ago

When will Konami stop fannying around with card games and get to work on a proper PSP Metal Gear? Just port Twin Snakes to it, I don't care, just git!
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TOCA Race Driver 2

Ali

13 years ago

Stop it Eurogamer, stop making me want a PSP!

Do you think my landlord would mind if I spend next month's rent on one? He can come round and play on it any time he likes...
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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix

Ali

13 years ago

This is just the kind of thing I want from a PSP game - hard, fast and just the ticket to make the journey go faster. Ever since I sold my PS2, I've missed having the PS2 stalwarts around - Tony Hawk, Pro Evo, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy etc - so it'll be great to get reacquainted with them again.

Familiarity isn't such a bad thing y'know. I don't want to have to spend half my train journey figuring out how to play something, I just want to get stuck in straight away.
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Bizarre crowds out Xbox 360

Ali

13 years ago

A good racing game is one of the first things I look for when buying a new console. PGR3 might just be the one to swing me towards the 360, because frankly, Gran Turismo bores the arse off me.

I eagerly await the day when you can career into the crowd and scatter them like skittles - can your next-gen console do that yet, Mr. Microsoft?
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UMD combo for Europe

Ali

13 years ago

No one's heard of Stealth? Emo plane gets hit by lightning and tries to blow up made up countries in a big huff?

If it wasn't played straight, it'd have been funnier than Hot Shots. Still wouldn't buy it though, no sirree bawb.
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Westerns game tie-ins planned

Ali

13 years ago

Think of the money you could save on the sound effects budget by getting Michael Winslow in!

Woop woop!
Dadadada!
Peow peow!
Blip blip blip!
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PSP - Wait And See

Ali

13 years ago

Everyone knows the fun you can have with massive widescreen TVs by sitting up close to them so you can see nothing else... try doing that with a PSP and you'll probably get cancer.

Also, widescreen TVs are a bit more tricky to get on the train.

I don't have one, and don't plan to get one for a while, but is anyone else petrified about taking theirs out on the train? I live in London and come from Essex; I might as well be bending over in front of a line of gays for the shafting I'd get whipping a PSP out in Stratford.
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Ali

13 years ago

Interesting point on the 'two game' theory. Perhaps there's a very small market that overlaps, where people who normally played games on their PS2 will give it up for a PSP? A Game Boy Player-style peripheral for playing PSP games on the telly might help soften the blow.

Anyway, isn't it a little greedy to want to play PES5 all night on the PS2 and then play it on the way to work on your PSP, THEN get to play it at work as your job anyway? Huh? :)
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PES5 shots, WE9 trailer

Ali

13 years ago

Poor old John Terry, eh?
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Mario Party 6

Ali

13 years ago

Best description of a crap party... EVER.

I went to a fancy dress party with five other people there once. Not just five other people in costume, five other people full stop. We sat down and watched telly and ate Pringles.
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More Pro Evo 5 shots

Ali

13 years ago

Ray.... Ra-ay....
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25 to Life gets more flack

Ali

13 years ago

Yeah, for all the uproar before San Andreas hit, you never heard of stuff like this being levelled at it. You get the feeling people won't bother accusing Rockstar of anything anymore 'cos it'll just slide off their backs and help shift more units.

Well, I doubt Jack Thompson will shut his hole anytime soon.
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Formula One 05

Ali

13 years ago

Someone please make F1 more interesting. Put guns on the front of the cars or something, drop clowns out of planes onto the track, pipe deafening heavy metal into the drivers' earpieces... ANYTHING that makes it more exciting. This game looks almost identical to the first one back in '96.
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Geist

Ali

13 years ago

You can possess inanimate objects? Hmm. Sounds a bit daft.
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First PS5 predictions made

Ali

13 years ago

Live forever as a machine?

I thought that was Ross from Friends?
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Final Fight: Streetwise

Ali

13 years ago

Shots remind me of The Bouncer. And we all know what happened to that...
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Indiana Jones goes next-gen

Ali

13 years ago

I think.. no, I know you will be my new wife.
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Xbox 360 - The Undiluted Hyperbole

Ali

13 years ago

To all the EG bashers... the Eurogamer boys are allowed to have opinions of their own, y'know. That's why I read this site, because I know that I'm not reading the homogeonised view of 'the site', I'm reading actual opinions of people who know what they're doing. Everything I've read so far has been pretty much spot on.

The PS3 pisses all over the X360 at the moment, games wise and hardware wise. It's nothing to do with bias to any particular company, it's just telling it how it is. Stop being so bloody childish.
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PlayStation 3 - The Real Next Generation

Ali

13 years ago

Hmm, although I hate the idea of jumping on the bandwagon... the controller is pretty uninspiring, looks just like a Sidewinder. The console itself isn't too bad, they're not particularly good press photos. I've seen photos where it looks much nicer, nice and shiny and sexy. But I'm not a big fan of the Spidey font. Seems unnecessary to change it.
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Silver slimline PS2 for May 13

Ali

13 years ago

I might be wrong, but... you have to pay ten pounds more because it's a different colour? What the WTF?
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Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Ali

13 years ago

Surely it's 'Second Album Syndrome' and not third?

And now back to the review...
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Molyneux shoots mouth off

Ali

13 years ago

There's already a game like this. It's called 'remembering things'.
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Ali

13 years ago

Molyneux making outrageously ambitious promises? Call the cops!
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187 Ride or Die details

Ali

13 years ago

No Michael Madsen? For shame.
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PSP European launch line-up

Ali

13 years ago

Tom's face, Tom's face!
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EA steels Superman development effort

Ali

13 years ago

Nerd.
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And The Rest: Friday News Roundup

Ali

13 years ago

Ed Fries, former head Xbox type guy, is apparently part of this new SOE team. Interesting? You decide. SPoNG seem to think so, but they're all bennies.
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EA attracts star names to GTA-style Godfather game

Ali

13 years ago

Tsk, you cynical lot. It's got a lot of potential. Very rich source material (not to mention the riches of EA backing it up), proper voice talent and even some GTA knock-offs can be quite fun. The screenshots in the new official PS2 mag (few though they may be) look quite impressive. Personally I think it's one to keep an eye on.

This EA bashing is quite unfounded sometimes.
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Play TV Legends Tetris

Ali

13 years ago

I wonder if people will still be peddling versions of Tetris in 50 years time, in different shaped controllers and with SUPER HAPPY MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE MODE!
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Half-Life 2 sells 1.7 million units through retail

Ali

13 years ago

I reckon they sold 3 over Steam. Maybe 4.
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Virtua Tennis heading to PSP - reports

Ali

13 years ago

Still not a patch on Top Spin, in my humble opinion. What's the deal with Microsoft Games Studio games on handhelds anyway? Seeing as MS have said they're not interested in the portable market, what are the chances of them developing PSP/DS games? It's not going to harm them in the long run, is it?
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Touch! Kirby's Magic Paintbrush

Ali

13 years ago

Still looks very much like a GBA game though. When are we going to see games with both gameplay and visuals that are worthy of the hardware?
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Need For Speed Underground 2 DS details

Ali

13 years ago

You could feasibly write 'Cock Piss Partridge' on the side of your car and drive around in an obscene publication. I like it.
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What's New?

Ali

13 years ago

Bored Tom? :D
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Metal Gear Solid 3 gets firm March date

Ali

13 years ago

How long before it's on Xbox? 6 months? Christmas? I must know!
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Silver PStwo rumours 'purely speculative' -Sony

Ali

13 years ago

So basically, Sony got browndicked by Argos, and are now claiming it doesn't exist. Right-o.
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Mashed gets Fully Loaded with extras

Ali

13 years ago

And training options?

Lesson #1: How to turn right
Lesson #2: How to turn left
Lesson #3: How to go forward
Lesson #4: How to go backwards
Lesson #5: How to fire

An hour's worth? Jesus...
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Ali

13 years ago

Yeah, for those of you who haven't already bought it... and why the hell isn't it Xbox Live compatible? It's the perfect Live game, come on Empire, get it sorted!
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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Ali

13 years ago

Which pansy cried then? :)
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Kutaragi defends PSP design despite high defect rate

Ali

13 years ago

This was missed off the end of the Eurogamer story, but picked up by gamesradar:

"I believe we made the most beautiful thing in the world. Nobody would criticise a renowned architect's blueprint that the position of a gate is wrong. It's the same as that."

Well they would if the gate kept on getting stuck, you moron...
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