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Eurogamer Interviews the Eve Council Chairman

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7 years ago

What the hell is this about?
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Quarrel

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7 years ago

Did the devs say they're going to do a patch?
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Halo Anniversary pre-order swag detailed

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7 years ago

I've got this for 29 at Game, I'm not going to pay 5 for a booklet
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Battlefield 3 online pass "probable"

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7 years ago

They're quite welcome to do what they want with the game, it's their property, but this guy being afraid of calling it an online pass is what makes him a cunt.
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Sony makes PSN Pass official

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7 years ago

What online passes do is they lower the cost of second hand games, by some percentage of the pass price. For games where the online features were phoned-in and basically shit, it will have very little impact, for a game like COD it will have a higher impact, maybe 75% of the pass price.

The publisher gains whatever this percentage is. The retailer will simply pass this cost onto the market, by reducing the amount they pay when they buy second-hand games. ;-)

It's not all upside, even for the publishers. For consumers who currently use the secondary market, they will see a decrease in the amount they get for selling games, and an increase in the cost of second-hand games, basically a squeeze from both directions. For price-sensitive consumers, this means they will buy fewer games, and sales of new games should dip slightly.

This will somewhat offset the extra revenue the publishers plan to get from selling online passes, but they will probably still come out better off.

Other than this, it's business as usual.
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Rockstar's "disdain" for LA Noire dev

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7 years ago

I agree with most of what has been said here, about treating people badly etc. But I also think that MacNamara's vision created something really special, a game that's actually different, not an RPG, not an FPS, something entirely different. And I think there's some value in that.
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From Dust

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7 years ago

Pretentious much?
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Why core gamers will accept Wii U

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7 years ago

How can that controller be used conventionally if there is only one of them supported per console?
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Board game blocks Trenched EU release

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7 years ago

Thanks for digging this up Tom, still silence from Double Fine, really fucking irritating.
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Capcom defends Resi: Mercs save system

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7 years ago

What a fucking liar. Capcom have always been all over the place as far as DRM goes, but this takes the fucking biscuit.
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Kinect hacker at GameCityNights

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7 years ago

Wesley, don't just call him a hacker, be a bit more specific please.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker
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F2P games coming to Xbox 360 report

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7 years ago

This is a very good thing.
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Infinity Ward "lifers" working on MW3

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7 years ago

When companies go wrong the good people leave first, because they can.
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Wii Play Motion

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7 years ago

And the cool thing is, you get to buy this again in an "HD" version when the Wii U comes out. FTW!
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Sega: "We made too many Sonic games"

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7 years ago

As Sonic celebrates his 20th anniversary, Sega West boss Mike Hayes has admitted to "making too many Sonic games", promising: "The development teams now know what they need to do" with future titles.

No they don't.
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L.A. Noire: Nicholson Electroplating

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7 years ago

A Teti 5/10? I'm going to like this ...

John Teti is like a friend of mine who I like to refer to as the "anti-investor". When he tells me that something is a "sure thing" I know to start shorting it.
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Miyamoto: winning online "not our goal"

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7 years ago

It's lucky it's not their goal, because they clearly wouldn't have the capability to achieve it. "Local, same-room multiplayer" FFS! This is 2011!
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Battlefield 3

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7 years ago

I read a few previews from e3 where people were playing this same APC-only map. Seemed it wasn't worth using them at all, if the opposing team had an engineer or two.

How many players in each team were there on this map?
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PS3 hacker expects to go to jail

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7 years ago

If what he had done was a crime, Sony wouldn't be suing him, he'd be defending himself in a criminal court of law. Instead, Sony have slapped him with restraining orders and are suing him for damages in a civil suit.

Wesley, your reporting on this is pretty atrocious, did you even spend five minutes on [link=http://www.groklaw.net/search.php?query=Egorenkov&keyType=phrase&datestart=&dateend=&topic=0&type=all&author=0&mode=search">groklaw? He's a student at Stuttgart Uni, working on a
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7 years ago

Why post George's video on an article about Graf?
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Miyamoto: "It's fair to turn 3DS 3D off"

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7 years ago

"Yeah, we know it sucks. Sorry about that" - Miyamoto San
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Microsoft demos interactive Kinect ads

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7 years ago

Advertising is never cool. Fuck off.
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Why Race Driver: Grid PC/PS3 MP ended

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7 years ago

Hey, another good reason to pay for Xbox Live, other than, you know, having all your personal data stolen!
I'm just sayin...
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Halo Anniversary Kinect features "optional"

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7 years ago

I like Kinect where the games have been designed for it (Dance Central, Kinectimals, Adventures), but thank goodness for this news.
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Take-Two: $40 iPad games possible

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7 years ago

It's possible, but pretty unlikely. Maybe 10, but I can't see them getting it much higher than that ...
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UK police arrest possible LulzSec member

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7 years ago

Cleary was an IRC admin for AnonOp, the IRC servers where Anonymous sometimes gather. AFAIK he was never a "member" of Anonymous (whatever the word "member" means in the context of Anonymous).

EG, you need to be really careful how you report this.
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7 years ago

Ryan Cleary (aka ViraL) is the guy who tried to DDOS 4chan back in 2008, and was an IRC admin for AnonOps who breached the organisation from inside earlier this year. It's not clear he had anything to do with LulzSec, as their twitter feed is still pretty active. ;-)
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Nintendo Europe clarifies Zelda CD mess

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7 years ago

I thought a download option would have been the obvious way, but that's Nintendo for you, 10 years behind everyone else.
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Take-Two promises more Duke Nukem

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7 years ago

Strauss Zelnick is at least as cynical as Bobby Kotick, selling a piece of crap like Duke Nukem for full retail price is an insult to gamers and an insult to the industry.

Duke Nukem Forever - 14 years in the making and still looks like it was rushed out.
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Molyneux: "Kinect has some problems"

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7 years ago

What a sorry bunch of mealy-mouthed critics there are in this comments thread today. Molyneux is one of very few industry figures who speaks his mind, and you use it as a spring-board to criticise all the things you've already decided you hate.

You bunch of feckless trolls, and I mean that with all love and affection.
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Call of Duty: Elite still has secrets

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7 years ago

To be honest, nobody in their right mind really expected Battlefield 3, Halo or Gears to make significant in-roads into the juggernaut that is COD. The vast majority of people who will buy it don't read anything about games onlone, we're in the small minority now.

Welcome to the main-stream.
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UK Top 40: Zumba beats Zelda

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7 years ago

I'm renting Child of Eden, not sure I want to pay that much for a three hour game. It should have been a downloadable title.
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Codies ends PC, PS3 GRID online play

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7 years ago

How are those dedicated servers working out for you?
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Angry Birds hits 250 million downloads

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7 years ago

Not bad for a game that cost $140,000 to develop.
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Bungie Mobile not iOS exclusive forever

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7 years ago

Android may have a bigger market share, but it's a much much smaller market as far as software revenues and downloads go. Which is why so much software comes out for the iOS.
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Halo: CE Anniversary to cost 34.99

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7 years ago

If you don't like it, don't buy it. If an RRP of 35 puts you off, then you never enjoyed Halo, so what are you doing commenting here?
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Child of Eden

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7 years ago

Joystiq are saying it took them 90 minutes to play through the whole thing. Is this a full-price title?
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7 years ago

How long is it? I heard five hours.
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New Xbox will be at E3 2012 report

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7 years ago

If this is true, we can expect the new console to be a "Holiday 2013" release, which sounds about right.
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Vita/PS3 SFxT visuals "identical"

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7 years ago

So, the PR from a company who developed a multi-platform game asserts that it's "virtually" the same on all platforms. And I'm with @jablonski.
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Kojima despises NES Metal Gear

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7 years ago

"If those games don't matter to you, your not a real Metal Gear fan"

Nerd rage, lol!
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EA: we lost some fans with Dragon Age 2

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7 years ago

Very simple guys. Next time don't shit a sequel out in half the time it should have taken to make it, and don't insult your fans by skimping on the graphical content and re-using areas. Or was that your idea of "innovation"?
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Face-Off: Duke Nukem Forever

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7 years ago

Oh dear, I was never going to buy this, but I just took it off my LoveFilm rental list too.
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THQ closes Homefront developer

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7 years ago

The game is truly shite, they did a massive marketing blitz here in the UK which pumped the sales.
I hope Danny Bilson has saved a dildo for himself.
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Spanish police DDOSed by Anonymous

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7 years ago

Aluta continua!
Viva!
Amandla ngawethu!

(and other revolutionary slogans)

Whatever happened to "don't be a dick"?
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Molyneux fluffed Fable Journey reveal

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7 years ago

There is a weird story doing the rounds about how Molyneux was trying to make all the developers who saw the game sign a declaration on paper that it wasn't an on-rails game.

Even though it was.
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How Sony will offset loss-making Vita

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7 years ago

Ah yes, a portable gaming device that will try to charge "old-school" prices for games in 2011. I've got news for you, 3DS and NGP, the world has moved on, I bought GTA Chinatown Wars for 6 on my iPhone a year ago, I'm still playing.
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