Brave27heart

Forgotton Anne review - masterly storytelling in a fantastical world

Brave27heart

2 weeks ago

Sold.
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Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

Brave27heart

1 month ago

@up_the_ante

Don't you know you're meant to pick a side? All those fanboys who gave up their dignity in the great console war didn't do so in order that you might be reasonable and choose both :)
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

Brave27heart

1 month ago

@kangarootoo you put it much better than I could. Well done!
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Brave27heart

1 month ago

@Mr_Writer85

That's exactly the question that Eurogamer should be and I think are asking. Are they using the tools and programmes they have effectively?
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Brave27heart

1 month ago

The way to think of this is not in binary men/women terms and "equality", but like this:

If my website consists of 8 writers who are very similar, my content is going to be similar because if it.

I have 2 vacancies opening up. If I can attract a couple of writers who are different to the 8 I have, I can create more diverse content that will appeal to a broader audience and possibly be more interesting to read. It will better reflect my audience and help them engage with my website more.

Now I know there are good writers out there who are different to what I have, but they're not applying for my jobs. I'm just getting applicants who are the same as the 8 I already have. I also have a few trainees who are different, but I've not been able to train them up sufficiently to step into the job, so they're not as qualified as I need them to be. So I do the only thing I can which is to hire 2 writers who are the same as the 8 I have, as they're the best candidates.

The issue here is that I didn't get enough applicants who were different to what I had to give me any options, which is what I was looking for. I didn't appeal enough to the candidates who were different for them to apply and didn't do enough to train up the up and coming different writers to be good enough to step up. I was always going to choose the best candidates for the roles, but by not doing enough to be an appealing option the stellar writers who were different didn't consider me as a valid employer enough to apply. My aim would be to understand why that is and look to correct it so that next time I get a broader range of applicants.
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Brave27heart

1 month ago

I'm not going to add my views here, just came to say well done for not shying away from the report and having the courage to face it head on. It would have been easy to just ignore it and hope no one noticed it.
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Bluepoint's next game is another remake

Brave27heart

2 months ago

Knack.

Then Knack 3 as the follow up for your first original game.
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PS4 zombies and motorbikes game Days Gone has been pushed to 2019

Brave27heart

3 months ago

Wouldn't want it to clash with the release of The Last Of Us 2 this year, right Sony?

*crosses fingers*
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 announced, out before Red Dead Redemption 2

Brave27heart

3 months ago

That's cool. People can buy it, get bored in a couple of weeks and trade it in for Red Dead 2. It's really quite considerate of Activision.
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All Walls Must Fall review - the tactics genre gets a quirky new treat

Brave27heart

3 months ago

I had absolutely no idea what this game was. After reading the review I still have no idea. So watched that embedded trailer and now I have even less idea.

So why do I still find this interesting?
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Call of Duty WW2's Gun Game is awesome, but it has a serious AFK problem

Brave27heart

3 months ago

@wyp100
Awesome, thank you :)
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Brave27heart

3 months ago

Any chance of amending the article to describe what AFK stands for? Some people might not know - I had to google it to find out.

I know it's a first world problem - those 30 seconds of my life I won't get back, but would just improve the quality of the article.
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You'll soon have to spend twice as much for the same number of reward points at GAME

Brave27heart

4 months ago

Game Over
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Xbox Game Pass just got a lot better

Brave27heart

4 months ago

Are you watching Sony??
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PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

Brave27heart

4 months ago

We'll done MS - great coup to get it as an exclusive. I'll just wait patiently for it to drop on playstation...and wait...and wait...
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Bungie pledges huge lists of Destiny 2 improvements, will rein in Eververse

Brave27heart

4 months ago

"We are excited to share the details as soon as we have them worked out."

In other words we haven't got a clue what we're doing yet.
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Paladins is getting a Battlegrounds-inspired mode and it is named Paladins: Battlegrounds

Brave27heart

5 months ago

The fact that they even call it "Battlegrounds" shows an impressive level of brass balls.
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Publisher blames PUBG for Lawbreakers flopping

Brave27heart

5 months ago

Lawbreakers was spectacularly unremarkable. It was marketed to hardcore fps gamers which meant normal gamers like me had no interest in it, and the hardcore clearly weren't interested in it either. You built a game that no one was interested in and then wonder why it flopped.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

Brave27heart

5 months ago

7. Destiny

You're all idiots


2. Edith Finch

You're all amazing.xx
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The year in loot boxes

Brave27heart

5 months ago

If it's additional revenue you're after it's quite simple. Make some additional content that is actuly really cool but in no way affected gameplay or competitive play and if I like it and want it then I'd buy it. Instead of loot boxes in Shadow of Mordor give me the option to buy a Jack Sparrow costume and let me run around as the captain in middle earth and I'll give you some money. Because why not?

Make it fun, cheap and have no effect on the game and it's okay.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 50-41

Brave27heart

5 months ago

Destiny 2 top 20. I'm calling it. ;)
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The new game from the creator of QWOP is as brutal as it is brilliant

Brave27heart

6 months ago

I's a shame that something like this doesn't really transfer well to consoles - what with the unique mouse control scheme. I'd love to try this with some friends on a drunken night in.
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Destiny 2 locks one of its most-prized exotic guns behind Curse of Osiris expansion

Brave27heart

6 months ago

As a Playstation only gamer who'd never played a Bungie game before, everyone seemed to be telling me "Wait until you see what Bungie can do - you'll be really impressed".

Well...I'm something alright, though it's not impressed...
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Creative Assembly issues refreshingly frank update on Total War Warhammer development troubles

Brave27heart

6 months ago

Anyone want to send a copy of this to Bungle, Dice, Activision and EA?

This is how it's done.
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"Initial" Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box-related changes go live

Brave27heart

6 months ago

Hmmm...how do we level the playing field here? How about we give the guys who are really good, really skilled, or just have more time to play a boost by giving them more rewards, while the people who aren't as good, aren't as skilled, or don't have as much time to play, they can get less.

Because as well as trying to fleece people for as much money as possible we'd also like to make the divide between the elite and the rest just that little bit bigger. That should make for a fun experience.
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PS Plus December games include Kung Fu Panda and Darksiders 2

Brave27heart

6 months ago

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a rehashed PS3 game and a children's movie tie in. Happy holidays everyone!
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Destiny 2 may not be giving you as much XP as you think it is

Brave27heart

6 months ago

"We are not happy with the results, and we've heard the same from the community"

What you mean is:

"We are not happy that the community sussed this out"

Don't tell me that you weren't aware of this. The coding that goes into an XP system isn't an organic living thing, it doesn't change or mutate, or start behaving in different ways. It's lines of code that you put in. It behaves as you've told it to. You knew full well this was happening. Shame on you for doing it and shame on you for trying to pass off that you were unaware of it.
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Lucasfilm reacts to Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate controversy

Brave27heart

6 months ago

Anyone who thinks Disney and Lucasfilm weren't fully aware, on-board and emptying the swimming pool ready to fill it with all that cashy money isn't seeing the bigger picture.
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Xbox One X UK launch sales match Nintendo Switch, beat PlayStation 4 Pro

Brave27heart

6 months ago

The actual hardware is reasonably impressive. However the most impressive thing is what they've done to make older titles better on X. The fact that they're backwards compatible too is a real masterstroke. Suddenly you have a mid generation console with a tonne of improved games to play. Masterstroke.

Still not buying one though. Entry price (plus the need for a 4k tv to really see the benefit) puts it out of my league. Plus Im a playstation fanboy. But I can be impressed regardless.
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Humvee suing Activision over Call of Duty

Brave27heart

7 months ago

This is a perfect example of having a genuine grievance but then going completely overboard and making yourself look like you're being unreasonable.

I mean seriously, key selling feature? Cods success at the expense of AM General? I was sympathetic to you until that nonsense.
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Call of Duty: WW2 review

Brave27heart

7 months ago

I'm really enjoying it, and I've not enjoyed Cod since the first Black Ops.

Might not be a popular opinion but there you go. Each to his own.

I hate the idea of loot boxes, just as I did in Overwatch, but they didn't dull my enjoyment of that game and it's unlikely they will in this one. I won't give them a penny of my money in loot box revenue but I'm not going to pass up on playing a game I find fun because of them.
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Call of Duty: WW2's loot box microtransaction currency goes live next week

Brave27heart

7 months ago

Wow...that only took them 4 days to do. Thought they'd have waited at least two weeks before asking for more money.
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Xbox One X comes hand in hand with massive downloads

Brave27heart

7 months ago

My connection speed is 3.5Mbps. 100gb would take me around 70 hours to download....
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Gran Turismo Sport fixes the series' racing - but at what cost?

Brave27heart

7 months ago

I really enjoyed my time with it and would seriously consider it except that I couldn't get a race in sport mode at all. I could register for the event, put in a qualifying time, but when it started to search for racers at the allotted time it would come up with an error message and then a black screen. Not one race in three hours last night. Plus it kept crashing and booting me out to the ps4 home screen.

This close to launch I'd have hoped the demo would at least run solidly. It doesn't fill me with enough confidence to buy it at launch.
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Gran Turismo Sport's full car list revealed

Brave27heart

8 months ago

No Skylines but we do get four versions of the Hyundai Genesis.

Erm...yay?
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Who are the Nine? Destiny fans think they've finally found answers

Brave27heart

8 months ago

Reading those nine descriptions of the possible lore, I couldn't help but think two things:

Who on earth writes this stuff?

Who on earth approves this stuff for release into the game?

Is it meant to sound grandiose and enigmatic? Because it just sounds like pretentious drivel to me. I love that they put these mysteries into the Destiny universe but learn a little subtlety.
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Apple reveals iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

Brave27heart

8 months ago

Over $1000 for a phone??

Man...my first ever Nokia cost me £100. How did phone prices escalate so much?
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What's going on with our Destiny 2 review?

Brave27heart

9 months ago

Shall we just given it an essential and move on? ;)
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Brink is now free on Steam

Brave27heart

9 months ago

Brink was a brilliant concept that was just executed poorly. I'd love someone to have another crack at it though.
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

Brave27heart

10 months ago

Sold. Great review.
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What Remains of Edith Finch director Ian Dallas reflects on his unforgettable family drama

Brave27heart

10 months ago

I bought it at the full £15.99 asking price.
Not had one second of buyers remorse.

It's a beautiful game, tells touching, beautiful, tragic stories. Yes it's short but it's like watching a short, beautiful crafted movie, or reading a perfectly paced and written book, there's no filler, no time spent wasted. Every minute of the 4 hours or so I spent with the game was a joy. Worth every penny.
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Mighty No. 9's belated Kickstarter reward includes a DIY build-a-box and too big manual

Brave27heart

10 months ago

"Oh, and this collector's edition doesn't come with a physical copy of the game, though that was at least clear from the $60 tier's description."

I'm assuming that at least got a digital copy of the game got that price...otherwise...ouch...

Even so that's a lot of money for a digital download, some self assembly cardboard and a bit of paper...with nothing to actually put inside it...
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Friday the 13th fans furious as studio moves on to new game

Brave27heart

10 months ago

Fix the bugs, in particular the crashing, and I'll buy. Looks like a lot of fun but the amount of time I have available for gaming is limited as it is, so to have to content with crashes each time I try to get a session is a deal breaker.
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Is The Lost Legacy another farewell for Uncharted, or the start of something else?

Brave27heart

10 months ago

Erm....am I the only one who doesn't see the ending of Uncharted 4 as a definitive ending? To describe it as a perfect goodbye suggests that there's no chance to return to Nathan Drakes adventures. I think they could easily do another Uncharted with him in it.
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Behold the Kickmen: the football game from a developer who doesn't like football

Brave27heart

10 months ago

Can I ask, who is Barney Ronay?

Genuinely I've either never heard of him or the joke has sailed over my head.
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Playing Civilization as Trump

Brave27heart

10 months ago

Just going to save this article until the end of trumps term. Just for comparison sake.
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Call of Duty: WW2 reveals Nazi Zombies co-op mode

Brave27heart

10 months ago

@X201

It won't be 8 hours.

Nowhere near that long...
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Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 coming to EA Access this month

Brave27heart

10 months ago

God damn you Sony....
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Final Fantasy 12's PS4 remaster is a great upgrade for 1080p gaming

Brave27heart

11 months ago

Developers aren't going to spend the extra time and resources on specific pro enhancements. Thst was always gping to be the case for the majority. Where it can be done with minimal effort - or if it's a first party studio looking to push the pro onto consumers at Sony's behest - itll be done, but most simply won't bother.

Call it lazy, call it simple business economics, but thats the way its going to be in most cases.
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Overwatch's Doomfist is real, and he's available now on the PTR

Brave27heart

11 months ago

We're all Doomed

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!
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