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A vote of confidence for new arcade co-op shmup I Hate Running Backwards

Bertie

2 days ago

@Eraysor It would spoil the charm!
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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire review - a golden doubloon of an RPG

Bertie

1 week ago

@Mar27w Ha!
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Geoffjimmy You're welcome, and for Divinity I'd do exactly the same! They're more different, game one and two, more standalone entries.
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Barelyhomosapien Yeah I found her a bit srs. I just realised in the picture above I had retrained Eder but not levelled him up yet, hence his alarmingly low health.

No one cares, Bertie, no one cares.
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@UncleLou I like a bit of swivelling (I'm not sure that's the best way of putting it) but I do like things static too. I hadn't thought how disorientating it could be. Food for thought!
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Geoffjimmy You could do it either way. You'll be more connected to the world and characters (and mechanics) by playing Pillars 1 first, and you can bring your bespoke saved world state over, but your enjoyment won't be dampened by not having played Pillars 1. I'd say don't let it hold you back - jump straight in. You can always go back to Pillars 1 if you like Pillars 2, and I found the sequel a far pacier and engaging game from the off.
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@UncleLou I'm kinda with you here. I like a rotating camera but I also like static. It was only an issue here sporadically, and if it means the backgrounds can be as beautiful as they are then so be it!
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@timur gulf clap!
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@UncleLou A cross between Pirates! and Baldur's Gate is a good way of putting it!
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Barelyhomosapien Yes! If you look at my party in the picture of the Kraken Tavern, they're both there. They were my dream team. I especially liked Xoti - I just didn't want to say too much about the newcomers to spoil the discovery for people :)

I loved how the combination of Eder, Xoti, Maia and Serafen all complimented each other in terms of personality. They were a funny bunch.
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Barelyhomosapien I second this!
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Menage00 The loading times on Pillars 1 PS4 ruined the experience for me too! The console versions of Pillars 2 aren't due out until later this year so no idea how they perform yet, but I imagine this is a primary concern.

The loading times were swift on PC but then there's stronger hardware to work with, although Obsidian specifically outlined a desire to make loading times better.

Fingers crossed, in other words - I'd be bloody surprised if it were the same or any worse.
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Creamysmooth It can be pretty tricky but I like that. Areas which are too high level for you are clearly signposted. You can also turn on level scaling, not just upwards but downwards, so it can alter the challenge - within a defined range - to keep everything playable and engaging. I didn't turn that on for my run through because I wanted the standard experience but I'd turn it on for a second play.
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Bertie

2 weeks ago

@Dysisa Yes! I was just getting this out of the way so I could look into it properly.
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Eurogamer says farewell to Chris Bratt

Bertie

1 week ago

Good luck you lovely man
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Nintendo Labo review - an ingenious and generous cardboard triumph

Bertie

3 weeks ago

@OurDogFudge There are some pretty suspiciously-shaped pieces in there already!
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Theme Hospital successor Two Point Hospital showing at EGX Rezzed 2018

Bertie

2 months ago

@distantlurker Haha, very good
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Bertie

2 months ago

@nobloodyname It is a magic! We can't disclose the secret!
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It's true: a pub in England gives a Ł30 bar tab for beating Fortnite there

Bertie

2 months ago

@Sheikah Haha
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Andy Serkis' alien Macbeth: a giddying demo of game characters from the future

Bertie

2 months ago

@ilmaestro I had the article related to Mass Effect, hence the Amazon link. I've detached the ME link so the retailer link should disappear (it was a bit odd and out of place)
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

Bertie

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer Do not fear! We will fill it with puns
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"Hooray! Valve is going to start shipping games again"

Bertie

3 months ago

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Film animator's gorgeous mouse RPG is finished five years later

Bertie

3 months ago

@SiroccoJetProp Oh! Thanks!
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

Bertie

3 months ago

@mothercruncher I've hidden all their boxed copies so fingers crossed
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Kraken news! Sea of Thieves closed beta update gives clues about what's to come

Bertie

4 months ago

@emysdk Yes! Sorry!
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Why I love sailing alone in Sea of Thieves

Bertie

4 months ago

@mamalkosari Do! It's charming
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Series best UK chart debut for Monster Hunter World

Bertie

4 months ago

@Sukiwondercat roger roger
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Bertie

4 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 Hey. Ian's video actually covers the whole two-hour game. He was going to do a review but had a holiday in the way, so this is how he covered it instead. Hope that helps. We are listening!
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EA DICE is reworking the Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression system

Bertie

4 months ago

@OurDogFudge Maybe it will have this effect across the board 🤔
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Imagine Guitar Hero but in virtual reality and with Lightsabers

Bertie

4 months ago

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They Are Billions is an unputdownable RTS revelation

Bertie

4 months ago

@kwesleyb Ha!
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David Cage and Quantic Dream "shocked" by allegations of unhealthy studio culture

Bertie

4 months ago

@Untemperedlink Yeah it is a bit weird. The release date: I dunno. I feel like it's relevant to know the release date of the new game they're working on, and particularly because it's so close at hand.
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Bertie

4 months ago

@Untemperedlink Our editorial and commercial sides of the company are separate things. Whether this has any baring on the commercial side at any point I can't say, to be honest.
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Bertie

4 months ago

@pelican_ I work alternating weekends and when I do I publish news on either the Saturday or Sunday I work. It can be sporadic but it was in effect for most of last year.

I'm sorry you don't like what we write but we do our best and, after all, you don't have to read it.
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Bertie

4 months ago

@Murton There was no holier than thou attitude behind including it but a desire to show the makeup of the company. It was a statistic relevant to the story. As for Eurogamer's makeup, I agree, we're male dominated, and we're well aware of that. We try to do more to diversify our voice but there isn't an overnight solution.
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PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

Bertie

4 months ago

@frazzl Well, I mean technically I'm not an editor so... I take your point. My mistake and I'm sorry. I've made a correction
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Bertie

4 months ago

@brazzauk Ah! Having a strong afternoon (fix incoming)
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Bertie

4 months ago

I've made a clarification because, as rightly pointed out, players don't equal sales. Sorry
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Total War: Three Kingdoms announced, taking series to ancient China

Bertie

5 months ago

"Guan Yu beauties" is brilliant!

This reminds me of Hero, the film, and I like that film!
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Star Citizen, I am disappointed

Bertie

5 months ago

@AkumaG Sorry, yes, I've been talking to ambershee about this a bit and we've worked out a way to tweak the line so I don't, um, presume to know how the game's code works any more. Sorry about that!
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Someone really did want a pink Darth Vader in Star Wars Battlefront 2

Bertie

5 months ago

🙊
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The 50 most exciting games of 2018

Bertie

5 months ago

@Daikon Whoops! Tweaked!
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Dying Light's year of free DLC continues with the Gun Silencer

Bertie

5 months ago

@Spoforth ARGH! Yes I do! Good god - sorry!
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017 voting

Bertie

5 months ago

@Breach +1 for correct use of Oranges
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Obsidian's new RPG is being published by Take-Two's new label Private Division

Bertie

5 months ago

@masteratt Possibly, although these are the flagship titles of a new (what sounds like) AA publishing arm so I expect they'll try to show it in its best light. Maybe Paradox simply couldn't afford a big multiplatform project like this?
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Here's a look at Overwatch's new Winter Wonderland event skins

Bertie

5 months ago

Snow Owl Ana!
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BioWare had a really cool idea for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2

Bertie

5 months ago

@jabberwocky I think it was a sort of aside for the studio. I loved it!
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Bertie

5 months ago

@telboy007 Nice!
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Witcher Netflix series reportedly helmed by Daredevil and Defenders writer/producer

Bertie

6 months ago

@Bluegenes I do see your point but in all of your examples the people named in the headlines are very well known - well known enough to be named. In this case the shows Lauren has worked on are better known than her - certainly to me, and by that measure I believe to Eurogamer's audience too
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Bertie

6 months ago

"Writer/producer" isn't perfect but is better. Again, sorry to put any noses out of joint
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