Anthony_UK

Raymond: Splinter Cell popularity held back by its complexity

Anthony_UK

5 years ago

The reason the sales on Spinner Cell decreased is the same as with Dead Space. There watering the game down to the point where ain't it becomes another 3rd person shooter with a cover mechanic. In there attempt to somehow make there games appeal to the COD mob, there making every game feel the same.
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Xbox 360 mandatory system update goes live

Anthony_UK

5 years ago

Xbox video has never had subtitles as far as I can see, is this a new feature?
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New PES 2013 gameplay trailer recreates the goals of Euro 2012

Anthony_UK

6 years ago

This looks like how pro evo has always looked since forever :/

This isn't the revolution that will beat FIFA 13, to suggest so is almost laughable
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Forza Horizon pre-orders bonuses revealed

Anthony_UK

6 years ago

I'm not sure they've spelled it out for sure, but think it's a open world racer similar in structure to Test Drive unlimited, im pretty sure it doesn't have the same MMO element though :(
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Ellie Gibson returns to Eurogamer, Oli Welsh becomes Deputy Editor

Anthony_UK

6 years ago

When one of Ellie's negatives in the Alan Wake review and presumably a part reason why she marked the game down was that Alan Wake's wife took women in gaming back years...... For being scared of the dark? Scared of demons? Who knows? I'm not surprised there were more than a few scathing comments.
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Starbreeze: Syndicate was "a lost battle from the get-go"

Anthony_UK

6 years ago

Free tip.... When you develop game for 3 years, releasing a confusing co-op/multiplayer demo in a buggy, laggy almost unplayable state won't make people want to part with there cash.
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Gotham City Impostors fixes on the way

Anthony_UK

6 years ago

Unrealistic demands? I've unlocked half the weapons in the game after 4 hours?

The only things in the game that have the 'buy now' option are clothing options/costumes for your in game avatar which don't effect gameplay and are unlocked through normal play anyway.

And the first batch of DLC is free next month that includes a map with new weapons and abilities and dedicated servers.

First FPS I've really got into in a long time. Ignore the lazy review and at least give it a try.
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New Warhammer 40K: Space Marine DLC announced

Anthony_UK

6 years ago

Loved the single player and the multiplayer is so much better than I imagined. I'm slightly tempted to pick up this DLC purely to play something different but I'm worried that the I imagine to be a small player base well get split even more.

You'd think developers of games like this would release the DLC for free to attract players back!
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Stunning Spec Ops: The Line teaser trailer

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

They had a beta for this earlier this year which I played with the half a dozen others who bothered :/ it really was functional at best. By the numbers slightly sluggish 3rd person action, with very basic graphics and a cover system that felt more mass effect than gears of war...

Basically it looked nothing like the awesome looking gameplay trailers doing the rounds at the time, so hopefully it was either a very early version of the game or they've gone back to the drawing board.
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Brink Autumn Cup announced

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Can the game even be played with 5 on 5 without it becoming unplayable?
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Deus Ex: HR boss fights interview

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Surely the developers are well aware of the feelings towards the boss battles, it's almost like they've done this vid purposely to say 'Hey don't blame us! It was this dudes fault!!'
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Driver: San Francisco's garages detailed

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

That got a grin from me...
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Star Fox 64 3D footage barrel rolls out

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

3DS killer App's - 15 year old N64 gamesVita killer App's - Uncharted, MGS4...There's a reason why the 3DS is dying on it's arse
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Saints Row 3 pre-orders double SR2

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

"Saints Row's digital ecosystem will contain the most comprehensive suite of digital content across our portfolio, including a season pass, microstransactions, planned DLC offerings for nearly a year post launch, game add-ons, consumables and an in-game store," he promised.SOLD! :/
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THQ abandons Red Faction franchise

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

As above RFG is probably my favourite sandbox game this gen, so why after the after the previous game did the decide to make the game underground with aliens and take away the cover system amongst other things?Whoever gave this the green light needs shooting!
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PES 2012: control two players at once

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Yeah FIFA tried this years ago, nice idea but in reality you need the co-ordination of 15 ninja's for it to be of any use.
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New Homefront DLC announced

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

I'll be buying but it's a shame they'll be splitting the small community even more. The way it simply boots players who don't have the DLC as maps rotate is also a pain

The game has it's issues, the servers for example still have issues sometimes when joining games with friends, though for all it's faults I absolutely love it, it's just a great multiplayer shooter.

Give the multiplayer demo a go if you haven't already! And if you have the game try it anyway, noob slaying is fun!
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MS planning one OS for Xbox, PC, phone?

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

I'll try again.. As with windows phone 7, it feels like something fresh and new - especially after the coming update. As much as I love my iPhone 4, I'm just plain bored of IOS now...Windows phone just seems to do things that would take a dozen or so apps to achieve on the iPhone...
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Anthony_UK

7 years ago

As the above poster said, I think it will more likely be a common GUI or at least similar between the various platforms. I'm a big fan of my xbox and having my phone especially feel like an extension of that is very attractive, especially as windows phone 7 with
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MW3 makers dig at Battlefield 3's 30FPS

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

They must be worried if that's the best comeback they've got!
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon trailer

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

This is buy the same people, so I've still got my hopes up for this one. The multiplayer especially in WFC was a blast!
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Dual-wielding Darkness II gameplay

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

I half agree with the post aboveStarbreeze are masters at setting the atmosphere and putting you in the shoes of who your supposed to be. The actual game mechanics of both Riddick and The Darkness were clunky to say the least.
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Portal 2, Dead or Alive crack Japan chart

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Out of interest how do UK hardware sales compare?
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Test Drive 2 dev Eden goes on strike

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Whoever was responsible for releasing TDU2 in the state it was in needs to hang there heads in shame, whether that was Atari or Eden. These days people won't stick around until DLC time and trade your game faster than you can say 'laggy unfinished mess'
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Homefront multiplayer demo coming

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

They really did nail the multiplayer, such a shame they scared the COD faithful that dip there toe in away with the lack of being able to join friends and just games in general for those first few weeks...Shame as other than BC2, this is probably my favourite online shooter this generation. Hits the sweet spot right on the head between all the vehicle based action and strategy of battlefield with the pace of COD.Seeing as Fronlines has new weapons and vehicles as well as maps for it's DLC I've got my fingers crossed for something similar here :)
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XBL chart: COD rules, Homefront falters

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

That's a major tail off on Homefront after the amount of copies they apparently sold, there was around 500,000 names on the xbox leaderboard the week after release. I'm still loving it, but aiming for the COD masses, then have constant cashes and not allowing people to play with friends was suicide really...Everyone bar myself on my friends list has traded this in purely because of the state of the servers those first few weeks...shame :/
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Bilson: Homefront is "not a 71"

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Why the hate, short single player aside the multiplayer is great fun.The scale of Battlefield with the pace of Call of Duty, I love it personally!
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iPhone 5 release late 2011/early 2012?

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Wake me when they release an iPhone that opens to reveal some form of dpad....
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UK top 40: Crysis 2 denies Shift 2

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Zumba Fitness isn't new, it's just had a price drop
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Mafia II: Director's Cut sighted

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

The likes of John Teti and Ellie are some of the main reasons Eurogamer reviews mean little to me these days.

Pretentious overlong intro, followed by missing the point entirely, forgetting why the average Joe plays video games in the first place. Go work for Edge or something.....

Anyhow it was pretty clear no matter how good the released game was, that it was butchered for the sake of creating some DLC. In an ideal world the directors cut would be as the finished game should of been. Now that would have me buy it a second time around!
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Homefront trailer reveals multiplayer

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Whats wrong with the troop animations, why does the HUD and fonts look half COD half mid 90's PC FPS, why show the action so quick we can't actually get a grasp of what's going on....Please be good Homefront, I'm starting to get worried :(
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Cliffy B: "The middle class game is dead"

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

He's got it wrong though, it's not all about being AAA. It's quality, it also has to be quick to pick up and have the longevity. But I think sadly marketing is a massive part of things now also.Pretty much all of my friends own an xbox. But only a handful at most have even heard of the likes of Vanquish. A game which makes Gears look very ordinary in comparison.What happened to giving demo disks at retail, again on xbox it's surprising out my 'casual gamer' friends how they never even venture anywhere near the demo section of the marketplace
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Rolando publisher slams NGP, 3DS

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

If NGP can deliver a console quality COD game, online especially. It'll sell.You just can't have the same kind of games on an iPhone, touch screen d-pads etc just doesn't do it for me.
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Operation Flashpoint: Red River trailer

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Are Codemasters trying to mate this the first game ever to gradually put you off the game more after each trailer?
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Danger Close working on Medal of Honor 2

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Just been playing the multiplayer on this and in a lot of ways I prefer it to Call of Cuty. Love how the map design creates almost a frontline despite the small play area, the one hit kills with the sniper rifle the only deal breaker for me
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Bizarre says goodbye with farewell video

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Thankyou Bizarre for some of my most favourite gaming memories, I wish you all the best for the future.That videos made me feel all sad, very touching :(
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Eden working to eliminate TDU2 bugs

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

@HarmonicaYou either sound like you work for Eden or are a member of the TDU2 Defence Force, seriously i'm enjoying the game at the moment despite the current situation, but claiming the game is anything but broken at the moment is just wishful thinking. Servers are hit and miss to whether there online, and other players currently so laugh it's not even fun, multiplayer games still keep booting you mid race, game saves being deleted and clubs and other various elements of the multiplayer are either broken or in the process apparently of being fixed.Love the ambition of Eden with this game, but it's still a mess at the minute
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Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Eurogamer looks like you haven't actually spoke to Atari or Eden and just lazily copied that from the official forum...... Do some bloody reporting for a change instead of waiting for VG247 and copying them..... All the free Jolly's to press events around the world must to hard work, but please try...
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Kotick: online COD fees not a priority

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

How does Acti manage to be slowly killings itself and everyone but the top management there can see it plain as day?As with all there other IP's that they've milked to death, they'll keep producing a very similar product year after year frightened of any real change, then they'll charge subs.....Then COD dies a slow deathUtterly clueless, it's embarrassing
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Battlefield 3 has dedicated servers

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Slightly odd this news story? All the console battlefield games have had dedicated servers anyway?
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Activision kills Guitar Hero

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Clueless, they've just milked franchises to death for a fast buck without even thinking of the future, who buys a Guitar Hero game or Tony Hawk game every year? Knowone that's who, surely they knew that.... They've killed in the past 12 months:Tony HawkGuitar HeroDJ Heroand.....Bizarre Creations :/DICE and EA please nuke those fools from orbit with BF3.....
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Anthony_UK

7 years ago

There clueless aren
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DICE demos Frostbite 2 engine footage

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Tease! I was expecting bullets and boom boom... :/
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Starfox 64 shows off 3DS capabilities

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Disappointment levels rising...After all the talk of 'more power than the gamecube' and games 'looking close to current gen' a 3D Starfox 64 leaves me cold....the DS could bloody pull of N64 games for gods sake, they couldn't even be arsed making a new game!
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Homefront urges you fight for freedom

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Frontlines with a bigger budget is a good thing! But for all the talk, it does look like a Call of Duty wannabe (But not quite there yet) from the brief gameplay clips they've shown so far
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Fingers on the pulse

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

Brilliant article, that was actually quite interesting
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EA: Acti has made "horrific mistakes"

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

He's jumping on the bandwagon but Acti deserve it!Look at EA and there output over the past few years. Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, Bad Company 1 and 2 and the latest Need For Speed. How they turned the tide on Pro Evo with FIFA... Sure there still big evil EA but they seem to using there might to actually create games that we gamers love....and if they fail they come back stronger. The amount of time they've given DICE with BF3 is another example of how there taking there time to create great games rather than rush it out of the door and sell something off the brand name alone.Acti? Where have they done any of the above... They've rode in on the back of Modern Warfare, Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero and have done nothing and will do nothing to progress either in any meaning full way and will simply bleed each particular series dry....Who's idea was it to reboot Tony Hawk with a plastic skateboard? Do they even ask gamers what we want? How long before the masses realise that COD is basically the same year after year within reason...what will Activision do then?Bizarre Creations also? Who buys one of best Dev's of the past 10 years or so and do what they did with them.... Blur? Awesome game but was poorly marketed with a too clever for it's own good ad campaign.....and to top it off, wasn't even on the shelves of either Game or Gamestation on release day! (Rumour being Game refused because Acti wouldn't take back unsold Guitar Hero stock) either way baring on mind Red Dead had just been released the combination of events basically meant Bizarre were fed to the wolves as they were with James Bond... Released with no marketing alongside bloody Call of Duty!!!! Clueless springs to mind!.....and relax....
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Acti insists Tony Hawk is still relevant

Anthony_UK

7 years ago

How long before they realise we want Tony Hawk to back to it's roots?We want score attack and showing off in front of friends on small skate parks like the first few games!Not plastic stakeboard controllers.....seriously who comes up with these ideas!
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PC, 360 Bad Company 2 will lag today

Anthony_UK

8 years ago

They can be hard to take down, but with a bit of practice it only needs a pilot to slow or pause in mid air for a moment and they can't be picked out of the sky with a standard rocket with practice......admittedly against a skilled apache pilot, it can still be hard to avoid the spawn rape of death :)
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Introducing: Eurogamer Asks

Anthony_UK

8 years ago

Serious question..

Seeing the amount of money games cost to make, why do publishers hype a game for launch then pretty much leave it at that. Mario games on wii constantly sell because of brand awareness and the fact there always advertised, why don't over publishers on other platforms do the same, especially when a game doesnt sell as well as it should.

Blur for example, bombed but was a brilliant and at the same time causal friendly, but very few people I shown the game to had even heard of it, the ones that did play it bought it. It was advertised at time in a perhaps a to clever ad for it's own good, as it wouldn't have meant anything to anyone who didn't already know about the game. A second wave of advertising aimed a little better could have really worked but instead the game is left to die and the publishers shift there attention elsewhere.
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