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"Hooray! Valve is going to start shipping games again"

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1 month ago

I'm not giving Valve a penny after they screwed us with episodic content and lied about it. I bought in to the episodes with the expectation that we'd get a complete story. They simply abandoned it halfway through. People go on about DLC being a rip off, but Valve essentially shipped a game with no ending, then lied about intending to complete it.

Do whatever you want Valve. You're up there with Molyneux so far as I'm concerned. I'll not be offering you any more of my money.
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Jelly Deals: L.A. Noire remaster down to its cheapest price yet

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3 months ago

@FilthyAnimal People who are buying it to build a collection will want to buy it for the platform they are collecting for, surely...?
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BioWare's Anthem will launch spring 2019, EA confirms

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3 months ago

"We've chosen to launch Anthem in Q4 and the date is really determined by portfolio of balancing consideration not for product readiness reasons."

I was worried for a second there that this was going to be another cold, hollow, corporate cash-in.



Please let Bioware go.
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Microsoft's Mixer streaming service to get Twitch-style tipping

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3 months ago

I always use Mixer to make my Angel Delight. I wish they would release a standalone version so that I didn't keep fucking up my Xbone, though.
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What's Fable really all about?

Farzlepot

3 months ago

This is damn peculiar. Yesterday, I started playing Fable 2 with my nephew. I swear EG is stalking me.
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Sea of Thieves "Too Early" bug blocks pre-order customers from beta

Farzlepot

3 months ago

Wait a minute... Rare is making a video game?

That's... uncommon.
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BioWare's Anthem delayed until after Christmas - report

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3 months ago

Fuck you, EA. You're cancer.
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David Cage and Quantic Dream "shocked" by allegations of unhealthy studio culture

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3 months ago

Anybody who's played one of his terribly written games for longer than five minutes will already be aware of David Cagey's views on women. Nothing in this report is surprising.
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Spielberg's Halo TV show "still in very active development", network claims

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4 months ago

@Mac_da_man A Halof a lot.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

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4 months ago

@4KLobster I do have to wonder how many of the people commenting here have actually played ME: A, or if they're just basing their rage on the bandwagon effect. It truly isn't a bad game when taken on its own. It's just disappointing compared to ME2, but then, what isn't?
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Jedi Academy shows Battlefront 2 how to do lightsabers right

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5 months ago

@yt2400 I said exactly the same thing as this article just did when TFU was released. I couldn't believe how much of a step back the lightsabers were in that game, compared to the accomplishments of JK2 and JA. Even the Force powers, while fun to dick around with against Stormtroopers, were nowhere near as satisfying.

I think the thing that set Raven apart from all who came before and since was a love for the source material, and a passion for transporting it into gameplay. They were nerds making the games we all wished we could play. They did the same thing with the Star Trek licence in the form of ST Voyager: Elite Force.

Star Wars games of recent years have been designed by suits first and foremost, and it shows.

I don't know what happened to Raven (well, Quake 4 happened), but we need them back.
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GAME deletes "inappropriate" Hurricane Irma tweet

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7 months ago

"We have sympathy with those affected by Hurricane Irma."

No you don't. Nobody with any sympathy would have published that Tweet in the first place.
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Comparing the cityscapes of The Witcher 3, Dark Souls and Bloodborne to medieval paintings

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9 months ago

I have to agree with @Stuz359; whether it's the hodge-podge yet grandiose layout of the big cities, or the simple way that your feet squelch into the mud of the little hamlets, the settlements of The Witcher 3 just scream authenticity, and this article helps to validate the work CDPR put into accomplishing that.
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9 months ago

"Up with tis sort of thing!"
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Ambitious GTA5 mod launches players into space

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9 months ago

I wish EG would run articles about the mods I keep intending to make.
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Esports are coming to BBC Three

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9 months ago

@SuperSoupy This is why I still pay for ON Digital - good business decisions, excellent programming, and a forward-thinking outlook.
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The voice actor who didn't know he was working on Fallout 4

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10 months ago

@egamruf Gal Gadot was an unproven actress who'd previously starred in critically-panned financial flops, and she was leading a big-budget film. This idea that she was 'only' paid $300k is ludicrous - she was lucky to earn that much. And given that Wonder Woman was a critical and financial success, from now on she will command huge pay cheques.

Voice actors in games get no such recognition. This very article mentions that some voice actors aren't even being told that they are reprising roles that they themselves helped to develop in the first place.
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Google Maps April Fools' gag lets you play Ms. Pac-Man

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1 year ago

@Haar Well, this escalated quickly...
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Microsoft on why Xbox One doesn't need a No Man's Sky equivalent

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1 year ago

I will always think of the "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!" song whenever a company responds to questions or criticisms in the press. Of COURSE Microsoft doesn't need a No Man's Sky equivalent. Until they end up with one, then it'll be the best thing ever. But if they don't end up with one, everything will still be fine.

They were hardly going to say anything else.
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Mass Effect Andromeda has a trophy/achievement for romancing three people

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1 year ago

I'm not sure if this will actually be the first time one-night stands feature in a Bioware game. I seem to remember the opportunity for a 'massage' in KotOR, at which a super-jealous Bastila rolled her eyes.

Although that was kinda taking advantage of slaves, so... erm... is that the same thing? Is it?!
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The unspoken rules of For Honor

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1 year ago

This strongly reminds me of the player-made rules that began cropping up in the last two Jedi Knight games. Servers were established with 'no laming' rules - meaning that people stood around the map, only fighting when someone challenged them to duels. They'd 'bow' at the start, even. If a player unfamiliar with these rules joined, and played a deathmatch the way they thought it should be played (I.e. killing and fighting at will), they were promptly booted.

A similar debate sprang up around the legitimacy of those rules too, with some arguing that the games should be played as intended by the developers, rather than according to arbitrary rules invented by the players. They even said that these rules were 'strangling the community'.

Amusingly, servers set up around the 'anti laming' rules are now the only kind you'll find if you boot the games up today.

At least in those games, people were paying for the servers themselves, so you could argue that they had the right to impose those rules on anybody that joined *their* servers. Here I don't think you can legitimately make that argument.
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First contact has finally been made in Elite: Dangerous

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1 year ago

@governmentyard "It came with this bottle of prosecco"

I think you just saved many marriages.
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Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2016

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1 year ago

@SvennoJ Are you suggesting that shooters can't be innovative? It's a mature genre, to be sure, but then again it was 10 years ago and we've still seen dramatic changes.
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Evolve, Left 4 Dead dev announces new dark fantasy co-op FPS IP

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1 year ago

Company in not admitting to its own mistakes shocker.
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Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

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1 year ago

@Hunam I've considered it!

Oh, you mean the game. It'd have to slot into the vodka budget somewhere, and I don't see that happening.
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Farzlepot

1 year ago

I've not played anything this year, was busy getting my heart ripped out instead. The list presented here doesn't look hugely compelling though.
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BioWare talks Mass Effect Andromeda squadmates, cut content and that missing release date

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1 year ago

@emysdk Both. This is a different team AND the first time Bioware has used this technology.
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Steep review

Farzlepot

1 year ago

@albertino You're going on my list.
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Russian MPs call for FIFA 17 ban over "gay propaganda"

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1 year ago

@spindle9988 While I admire your optimism, we are most definitely not at at stage where "no one cares", either in London or anywhere else in the DQ. If anything we seem to be going backwards lately.

See this for one of just many depressing examples of this being the case.
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Watch: How these games predicted the future with spooky accuracy

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1 year ago

@Malek86 You won't be missing much, I hear that war never changes.
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Watch: Seven games we'd love to see remastered

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2 years ago

@ghostgate2001 I'm glad someone spotted that.
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Splash Damage bought by Chinese chicken meat company Leyou

Farzlepot

2 years ago

Congrats on the subtitle pun there, EG. It elicited a genuine head-bow and audible sigh.
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Fallout Shelter will be released on PC this week

Farzlepot

2 years ago

I doubt we'll see an explosion of hype this time, as mobile players have had a chance to see how dull it is.
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Sources: Batman: Return to Arkham now due November

Farzlepot

2 years ago

@IronSoldier Ladies and gentlemen, this is the first time I have ever +1'd an IronSoldier comment.

Seriously, if you preorder this, you deserve whatever you get.
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GTA 5 Redux makes GTA 5 look even better

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2 years ago

@drhickman1983 I was thinking the same re: real company billboards, but I guess this mod is going for a level of immersion that might benefit from more believable signage.
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It looks like this year's COD is named Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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2 years ago

@higganos I'd buy that, actually. Epic!
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Apple iPhone SE review

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2 years ago

Amusingly, as a fan of small screens, when I was due an upgrade from my iPhone 5S and I noticed the iPhone 6S was exactly the same size as the Galaxy S7, I switched to the Galaxy S7, as I thought to myself, "now that there's no size difference I may as well have a punt."

When I was preparing my 5S to be sold, after only a week of using the S7 I couldn't believe how tiny the screen seemed. I'm never going back to a small screen.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda early gameplay footage leaks

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2 years ago

@blarty I imagine it's because after a trilogy that had the entire freaking galaxy at risk of annihilation, coming up with a plot that matches that in terms of tension and such, without leaving the galaxy, has proven difficult. I expect the entire universe to be in peril this time.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 review

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2 years ago

I just upgraded to an S7 from my iPhone 5S, having been on iPhones for more than eight years now. I figured that since they're now ALL huge, there'd be no harm jumping ship.

It's a seriously beautiful thing both to look at and to hold, the screen is amazing, as is the camera. The battery takes an age to charge even with fast charging though. I wonder if I have a faulty model?

I do have some complaints about Android, which are a mixture of both legitimate problems with how it'should designed, and my eight years of muscle memory, but otherwise I'm very satisfied with my decision.
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Sunset Overdrive and Saints Row 4 headline April's Games With Gold

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2 years ago

@andrewsqual Quoting posts from 2014 isn't fun. That's a vendetta. Go outside, see the world.
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Farzlepot

2 years ago

@andrewsqual What the actual fuck is the matter with you? Are you people quoting fanboy arguments over the course of fucking years now?! Oh my god, leave the house for a bit would you?

This is categorically the saddest thing I have ever seen. And I once owned a Gizmondo and looked in the mirror.
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Fallout Shelter update adds pets

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2 years ago

I think I'll stick with, y'know, Fallout 4.
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Yakuza 5 launches on PlayStation 3 next week

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2 years ago

I love the Yakuza games. They're just so Japanese it's unreal. Will all the extra crap to do in those detailed environments it reminds me a little of Shenmue.

Will definitely be dusting off tenge PS3 for this.
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Psychonauts 2 raises $1m in 14 hours

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2 years ago

@Mike1980 *Insert baited rage here*
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Chernobyl VR Project to provide virtual tourism of nuclear disaster

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2 years ago

I can certainly see the appeal in this idea, but a tour of Chernobyl just isn't the same without the thrill of knowing that, at any moment, your balls could grow limbs, tear themselves off your body, and run away while singing "hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go!"
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Total War: Warhammer developer "disheartened" by pre-order DLC reaction

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2 years ago

The reason this keeps happening is because people keep giving them money even when they're furious. There's something weird about gamers (in general); they're incapable of flexing their consumer muscles. They shout and scream bloody murder, and then proceed to give their money to the people who infuriated them so. I don't know of many other industries where consumers are such push-overs.

"I hate you! You're evil, money-grabbing con artists!



Well, here's 40 anyway."
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Black Friday even bigger for console sales this year

Farzlepot

2 years ago

@ClemFandango Stealth Destiny comment.
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Farzlepot

2 years ago

I didn't buy anything, but I took part in the fun by running backwards and forwards through the shopping centre with my fists out in front of me.
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is 60 FPS on PS4 but 30 on Xbox One

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2 years ago

It's got an all new Horde mode where you fight off skeletons and other monsters
One of the reasons I'm hyped for this game is that I've been crying out for a realistic (eeeeeeeh) medieval-setting game since I played Elder Scrolls II*, and I thought this game was the answer. Am I thinking of a different game, have I misunderstood the nature of this game, or is this monsters nonsense limited to that new horde mode only?

* Don't get me wrong, I love the Elder Scrolls series to bits, and don't want it to ditch its high fantasy setting for a second. But I love history too.
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Metal Gear Solid 5 community responds to nuclear disarmament call

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2 years ago

@urban Amusingly, the concern about trolls is what's preventing nuclear disarmament in real life too.
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