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Rare outlines next few months of content updates for Sea of Thieves

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2 weeks ago

Sounds positively underwhelming if I am honest. No talks of introducing a different progression system or what the rewards will be.
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Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell's high scores wiped after cheating evidence emerges

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2 weeks ago

Pixels got it right...
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

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2 weeks ago

'Your male colleagues might take some shit over a review, but nobody's going to threaten to rape them; no game developer has ever called them a "little girl" in a tweet. '
Male victims of rape exist so I am not sure how threatening rape is a gendered insult. Men also get gendered insults. I am quite sure some guy somewhere in the industry was called a 'little girl'.

Speaking of which. EG should get a 12 year old to write some articles. Children play video games too.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War ripping out microtransactions and loot boxes

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2 weeks ago

@dennett316 There is a misconception with indie games needing more revenue. In fact indie games usually need considerably less sales to be deemed profitable since the budget to make them is a fraction of that needed to make an AAA game. And of course publishers want to maximize their profits. Not all the games they make sell well so they want to make all the money they can in any way they can. I have no issue with loot boxes. But, like everything else, there is a good way and a bad way of implementing them.
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3 weeks ago

@CrashOkami Actually one would depend on loot boxes as a way of making money off of the second hand market even more late in a game's life when income from sales drops considerably.
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Avaloner

3 weeks ago

I did not mind the lootboxes... they feel trivial to me in this game. However it is good that the industry is moving away from them.
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LawBreakers developer confirms that it's now focussing on "other projects"

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3 weeks ago

They should just slash the price to 5, see if that helps the population.
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Is Star Wars Battlefront 2's big update enough to save it?

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3 weeks ago

Bought it on sale now that they fixed their progression. I don't regret it.
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No Man's Sky headed to Xbox One, next big update arrives this summer

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4 weeks ago

Xbox already has No Man's Sky. It got pirates in it.
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Sea of Thieves review - a Rare treasure

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4 weeks ago

I do not think it can be recommended in its current state and for the asking price. If you have Xbox Games pass by all means get on it and play it but for 55? Nope.

Seems to me that EG scores are always a bit more lenient with UK based developers so this recommendation comes as no surprise.
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017

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4 months ago

@MrTomFTW the readers poll is slanted towards what is popular among the readers. The EG poll is slanted towards what is popular among the EG staff. Neither group tried to be objective as far as I can tell with the EG staff positioning games according to what they enjoyed (and I have no issues with that since the transcript eschewed any notion of objectivity so we know what we are getting). Both lists are interesting in their own right.
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Avaloner

4 months ago

Martin is right. Arms is an underrated gem. I'm hoping a sequel fixes the games few (but significant) shortcomings so that it can truly shine
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How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

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5 months ago

@Bertie I hated the loot boxes in Overwatch. Too much crap and given too infrequently. I loved the loot boxes in PVZ Garden Warfare 2 since you have so much choice when it comes to spending in game currency which is doled out at a good rate and depending on how well you play.
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This celebration of Runic Games' greatest hits is late because I was playing Runic Games' greatest hits

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5 months ago

Torchlight 2 is such an amazing game... would not mind jumping back in.
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EA is buying Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment

Avaloner

5 months ago

Neg me all you want but this is great news. Titanfall 3! And to all the peeps saying EA sabotaged Titanfall 2 on purpose... yeah. I am sure after you invest millions in a game you want it to sell badly just so you can save some bucks on buying the studio.
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New report paints Visceral's cancelled Star Wars project as troubled from the off

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6 months ago

@X-Alucard Konami decided to stop investing in AAA games. They had been making pachinko games since way before this decision and it was one of their main sources of income.
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Ex-Uncharted developer alleges sexual harassment at Naughty Dog

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6 months ago

@MattEvansC3 Just say you don't feel like or are not capable of answering me instead of resorting to playground insults.
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Avaloner

6 months ago

@MattEvansC3 yeah right. I'm sorry but your are missing the point. People interact at work. Sometimes people who have known each other for a long time pass certain loaded comments. If one feels the other crossed a line they usually sort these issues out instead of going off shouting 'I've been sexually harassed!)
But that is one scenario. If a boss or colleague makes your life miserable with frequent unsolicited comments, threatens your employment or demands things from you... That is a whole different situation.
Describing both these instances as sexual harassment, while accurate according to the definition, is also redundant. Accusations should be more specific for everyone's sake.
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Avaloner

6 months ago

@MattEvansC3 Which kind of sucks since 'sexual harassment' seems to be anything from making a couple of unsolicited remarks which make the other person uncomfortable or offended to making their lives hell through constant requests for sexual favors in order for them to keep their job. The two are so apart on the scale of 'that is a really serious issue' that the term seems very redundant.
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Avaloner

6 months ago

Playstation's reply that there was no evidence of report is a bit redundant in this case. Of course there would be no evidence if HR really tried to offer a lump sum for his silence! Sony should have responded by saying it is in contact with Ballard to carry out a thorough internal investigation in order to verify his claims.

On a different note: 'Sexual harassment' is such a blanket term. What can be defined as sexual harassment these days?
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Wham! Sony announces a new SingStar PS4 game

Avaloner

7 months ago

Another excuse to sing Roxette at the top of my lungs
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Golf Story review

Avaloner

7 months ago

@Devox it might be nostalgia speaking but I remember loving Sensible Golf.
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Avaloner

7 months ago

Loving it. Brings back memories of Sensible Golf...
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PlayStation TGS 2017 conference live report

Avaloner

7 months ago

@Malek86 would still love to see Monster Hunter XX on the Switch release in the west...
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Avaloner

7 months ago

'It's time to reclaim this site from all those Destiny nerds.'

FUCK YEAH
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Celebrating Devrim Kay, Destiny's first gay character

Avaloner

7 months ago

Title should read 'first openly gay character...' it's not like everyone else in the game goes around stating they are heterosexual
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Bungie removes "hate symbol" from Destiny 2

Avaloner

7 months ago

We're so quick to label something a hate symbol that eventually the term will lose its meaning.
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Firewatch dev threatens Pewdiepie video takedown, following YouTube star's use of N-word

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7 months ago

Oh my he said nigger. I fail to understand how using a racial slur is seen by some to be on the same level as holding a racist ideology. Should he have been more careful with his choice of words? Most definitely. But does that make him a racist? Not necessarily. And the developer's reaction is ridiculous to say the least.
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EA gamescom 2017 live show report

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8 months ago

Why did they force them to play the game with that lamp desk shining in their faces?
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Avaloner

8 months ago

I like Gif Porn too
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Avaloner

8 months ago

EA gets a special guest on stage then calls them an animal
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Avaloner

8 months ago

Some years ago car manufacturers had issue with showing their cars taking damage in game. Now they use video games as a platform in a game where you break the law using their product. How far we've come
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Mad Max and the open world game as character study

Avaloner

8 months ago

Loved Mad Max. Definitely an underrated gem.
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Edgar Davids wins lawsuit over League of Legends Lucian skin

Avaloner

8 months ago

Were the LOL players really buying the skin because it resembled the player? I think not.
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Splatoon 2 gets its first patch, fixes ticket exploit

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9 months ago

@Kiliko It has that 'just one more match' flavor to it... plus it is fun to play, even if you lose. Not sure if I love it as much as I loved PVZ: Garden Warfare 2 but it is up there.
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Arms update adds plenty while removing the most controversial stage from ranked play

Avaloner

10 months ago

@porkface Indeed :D
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Avaloner

10 months ago

@flooff That the game is slim on content is valid criticism. However they did say they would add content and the game is still tons of fun with what there is.
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Avaloner

10 months ago

I reckon I brawled with a Porkface this very morning
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Say hello to Eurogamer's new Reporter Intern

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10 months ago

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Detroit: Become Human tweet swiftly removed after poking fun at Xbox

Avaloner

10 months ago

@Hirouakan fair enough although there wasn't the kind of push for it as there is currently. But yeah you're right.
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Avaloner

10 months ago

@j.j.barrington mention one game from last gen which allows crossplay between competing console platforms.
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Avaloner

10 months ago

If you really want to feel offended might I remind you that Sony is holding up on allowing cross platform play, which is one of the most revolutionary things to hit consoles since online play. Frankly this innocuous tweet does not really compare with the aggravation that this is causing me. And the fact that some fans (or might I say fanboys) try to justify it makes my blood boil.
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Avaloner

10 months ago

A little rivalry never hurt. Not sure what all the fuss is about.
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Sony defends decision to block PS4 cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Avaloner

10 months ago

@SavageEvil In business you do not always take the decision which will help you most in the short term. Sometimes you invest in the future especially with regards to public perception. Also: Minecraft on PS4 will most likely lag behind all other versions now so there is money involved too.
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Avaloner

10 months ago

Microsoft could have stopped supporting minecraft on competing platforms. They didn't.
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Avaloner

10 months ago

Responsibility my ass. Sony knows it is on top and affords being cocky. For the players my ass. Very disappointed with this attitude.
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Here's how The Crew 2's vehicular triathlon will work

Avaloner

10 months ago

I cannot not pass a comment based on that video. The commentator says that you no longer race underground but rather it is an organized festival of sorts. I have yet to see a racing festival where you run over spectators sipping their coffee at the side of the street. It clashes with the whole idea.

Having said that looking forward to this one. The Crew was an ok game which became a fantastic game with post launch support (as tends to happen with Ubisoft games) Hopefully this one gets it right earlier.
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Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 live report

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10 months ago

All those mushrooms have got Mario trippin
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10 months ago

A Dorito champion amiibo
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10 months ago

What's a Wii U?
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